Church-State Cooperation in Russia

St. Elizabeth's Convent, Minsk

  (in regard to children’s rights as well as their protection)

His Beatitude Patriarch Kirill met with the Russian children’s rights ombudsman Paul Astakhov last December to work out a joint action plan, and discussed joint projects. They sought to assure that 

 “each child, especially orphans and the handicapped . . . are protected. “

Read the entire article:

http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/12/08/61835673.html  

About Pavel Astakhov: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavel_Astakhov 

Pavel Astakhov on equal treatment for children with disabilities: http://mysouth.su/2011/05/astakhov-children-with-disabilities-need-equal-terms-with-healthy-children/  

NOTE: The care depicted in the picture from St. Elizabeth Convent is not, as far as I am aware,  an instance of Church-State cooperation. Source:  http://theinnerkingdom.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/love-thy-neighbour-by-st-mary-skobtsova-of-paris/ 

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