The Ukrainians threatened «burning temples». What will turn the silence Poroshenko

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vulkanesti in fotomodelli protest in KievThe Ukrainians threatened «burning temples». What will turn the silence Poroshenko© RIA Novosti / Alexei Walkerite the image Bank

Campaign of the Kiev authorities against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate gathers pace. Its priests are now going to jail, and the deputies of Parliament, and is officially called to announce the UOC-MP an enemy of the state. Hysteria in the media so aggravated the atmosphere that the public expects at least some of the reaction of President Poroshenko. However, he pretends that nothing is happening. About why the inaction of the Ukrainian authorities may lead to its own collapse — in the material RIA Novosti.

— Planned attack

«The kids asked, «Dad, we don’t burn in the temple?» I have many children and would like to attach to life, and this to get married, and grandchildren to see. And here and don’t know how it all will end. Constantly texting, threaten, tell you what to do with my wife, with children. Scary. But at the same time feel sorry for these guys-radicals, they don’t even know who is behind them…» — anonymous shares one of the Zaporozhye priests.

It is not one week the clergy and flock of the diocese of Zaporizhzhya UOC-MP are in anxious anticipation of attacks. It all began with a provocation: the radicals turned against the Church after Zaporozhye priest refused to bury 2-year-old Evgeny Polishchuk, was baptized in the Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, unrecognized by the world Orthodox structure.

«According to the canons of our Church we cannot perform the rite regarding people from other religions… neither the parents Nor the priest in this situation is not to blame, the responsible funeral service, which is not addressed to that Church,» explained Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye

However, the Ukrainian media began to spin the story, and nationalist groups — to the temples of the UOC-MP of the action under the slogan «the Priests of the Moscow Patriarchate — the agents of the FSB». In Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk, and even got physical with the believers.

At the weekend, the Ukrainian President met with the head of the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Onufry and thanked him for his part in held at the end of last year the mass exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the breakaway republics of Donbass.

«I’ll be a very welcome aid to the Church in the release of political prisoners in Russia», — assured the President of Metropolitan.

And all anything, Yes only this publicly uttered the phrase sounded two days after the adoption of the law on the reintegration of Donbass, which, as repeatedly warned, will only exacerbate the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The UOC-MP in this scenario, of course, is not interested, because it really helps to rescuing prisoners. Apparently, Poroshenko just gave his supporters understand who to blame in the first place, if the exchange falls through.

The consequences of the next full-scale attack on the UOC, in his opinion, to be unpredictable for the President and his team. Perhaps a public nod of the President in the direction of Metropolitan Onufriy shows a «foretaste of what the situation is with the defamation of the Ukrainian canonical Orthodoxy has gone too far.»

But the Director of the Kiev center for political and conflict studies Mikhail Pogrebinsky does not attach special importance to the meeting of Poroshenko with the Primate of the Ukrainian Church. In his opinion, the head of state is unprofitable to quarrel with the radicals.

«It strongly shows that is on the side of Russia’s enemies. Give any is the UOC Moscow Patriarchate, he certainly did not like to pretend to be her friend. It is clear that no serious steps towards not going to do it,» — said the expert.

That is why, as the analyst believes, Poroshenko silently watching the large-scale anti-Catholic campaign. However, experts note that the situation escalated to the limit and beyond Orthodox believers are just waiting for the riots.

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