The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia believes that the Ukrainian government is seeking to create a "pocket" of the Church and wants to sacrifice "his Russophobic policy of religious peace."
The Ukrainian authorities want to establish a controlled "pocket" the Church - Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
This was stated at a briefing the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports mediaUA.
Read the " mediaUA": the Kremlin is preparing to intimidate and bribe the representatives of the UOC-MP, so they are not passed in a Single Local Church - the Ministry of culture
There is a desire of the Ukrainian government, which is pursuing a policy of total Ukrainization and covered with slogans of "struggle for independence", to sacrifice its russophobian policy of the religious world in their own country, to go to a direct violation of the Constitution and, apparently, to rewrite the Orthodox canons," - said Zakharov.
We will remind, on April, 17th the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the fact, decided to appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with a request to grant Thomas a Ukrainian national Autocephalous Church.
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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate has urged the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate to support the efforts of a canonical recognition of the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Ukrainian Church's independence.
In turn, the representative of the UOC-MP, s said that the attempt to create a Ukrainian national Autocephalous Churches will not bring results.
April 18, he held a meeting with primates of Orthodox churches of Ukraine and officially made an Appeal for transmission to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on granting the Ukrainian Church of the Tomos of autocephaly signed by all of the bishops who supported this decision.
Also read: Local Autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a key element of our statehood and our independence.
19 April, BP has supported the appeal of President Petro Poroshenko to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church autocephaly.
April 22, Poroshenko said that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded to consideration of the request of Ukraine.
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