2012-04-18 15:41:00

Russian Orthodox Church brought attacks on itself Gorbachev

Moscow, April 18, Interfax - Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev believes the Russian Orthodox Church sometimes brings attacks on itself.

"A reason was given [for the attacks]," Gorbachev told reporters after being asked to comment on the statements made by Patriarch Kirill on the recent attacks on the Russian Church.

"We should not create a holy union between the authorities and the Church," Gorbachev said.

"I was amazed when clergymen flocked to become deputies in 1989. In my view, it's unacceptable," Gorbachev said.