Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov on Crimea, feminism, the USA and the law on domestic violence // Ivan Survillo on RT
In the second episode, journalist Ivan Survillo talks with his father Dmitry Smirnov, one of the most senior and shocking church figures. He recently called civilly married women “free prostitutes.” Prior to this, he stated that HIV does not exist, and opposed the baptism of children born through IVF. At the same time, Father Dmitry is the chairman of the patriarchal commission on family issues, protection of motherhood and childhood, vice-rector of the Orthodox St. Tikhon Theological Institute and rector of seven Moscow churches. We talked about civil marriage, an open letter from priests in defense of prisoners in the case of riots on an unauthorized rally in Moscow, as well as about feminism and the law on domestic violence.