The cause of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were the sins, according to the Moscow Patriarch of All Russia Kirill i.
"The sin that entered the human nature causes people to achieve goals of sin to the fact that they make mistakes. Terrible error was the cause of the Chernobyl disaster," — said the patriarch, addressing the faithful gathered at the Patriarchal Liturgy at the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra environment.
"God could stop the hand of the operator, which is managing the reactor, made a terrible mistake," — said the Patriarch. "The Lord hath. I lot of people with his death may have contributed to the remission of sins," — he added. According to the patriarch, in the Chernobyl accident "was a sign of God, for the elimination of the disaster was the great moral feat for thousands of people". According to Patriarch Kirill, the Chernobyl disaster suggests that" if a person gains more power through your mind, penetration in science, technology creation, it (the power) at the same time must be combined with a great moral responsibility to the people around, with the peace of God, for nature. "