2013-10-28 10:00:00

Patriarch Kirill doubts that society weakened by civilization can overcome ethnic problems, corruption

Podolsk, October 28, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has called on Russian citizens to become stronger spiritually to make their life and the country successful.

"Modern people are weakened by the conveniences of civilization. We have stopped walking and writing letters. Instead, we exchange text messages, we have stopped communicating with each other, often replacing this communication with communication over the Internet, or by telephone, at best," the patriarch said on the Glory Square in Podolsk after laying down wreaths of flowers to the monument to people who fell in WWII.

"When there is a blackout in a city, everything comes to a halt, people feel so limited that they become hysterical," he said.

Recalling that the victory in the Great Patriotic War was, above all, a spiritual victory, the patriarch called on Russians to become spiritually strong. "That way we can transform our Fatherland. We will work well, we will be strong, well-organized, and capable of resolving many problems, from ethnic problems to corruption and crime, all those problems that complicate our life so much now," he said.