Today's church statement comes a day before the women's first appeal since they were convicted on hooliganism charges and sentenced to two years last month.
The church said that if the women make statements showing "penitence and reconsideration of their action," they "shouldn't be left unnoticed."
Earlier this month, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that keeping them in prison any longer would be "unproductive" a statement that encouraged hopes the appeals court could set them free.
But skeptics pointed at the Kremlin's ongoing crackdown on dissent, saying that their release would be unlikely.
Too right.These are the insensitive people of this World that look for soft targets to offend. Church seems to be a sitting duck for these do gooders in the name of music. Let us see if they would be interested in repeating a similar 'freedoms of speech'jab at an Arab nation.