Russian patriarch Kiril proposes to mention God in the Preamble to the Constitution

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kiril proposed to write the Preamble of the Constitution of the country adding in it a mention of God.

“Let us pray and strive to have God mentioned in our main law,” he said in a religious act in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

In the patriarch’s opinion, “most Russian citizens believe in God.”
“I am not talking only about the Orthodox, but also about Muslims and many others,” he said.

On January 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin took advantage your annual message to parliament to propose a series of amendments to the Constitution of the country, including granting to the State Duma (lower house of Parliament) the function of approving the formation of the Government and prioritizing the national law over international agreements.

In addition, he proposed organizing national suffrage on these proposals.
To implement his initiatives, Putin decreed to create a working group co-chaired by the head of the Constitutional Legislation Commission of the Federation Council (Upper House), Andréi Klishas, ​​president of the Legislation Committee of the State Duma, Pavel Krashenínikov, and the member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Talia Jabríeva.

On January 23, the Duma endorsed a bill on amendments to the Constitution at first reading; The second reading is scheduled for February 11.



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