Court ruling to weaken Jehovah’s Witnesses influence in Russia, cleric says

Russian Orthodox Church welcomes the ruling of the Supreme Court to prohibit the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, as it destroys the traditional family, Metropolitan Ilarion, the head of Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations told TASS.

As he spoke on ‘The Church and the World’ show aired by Rossiya24 news channel, he said the impact of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be weakened now but still it would be scarcely possible to eliminate it altogether.

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