According to Patriarch Kirill, the UOC-MP, the only peacekeeping force in Ukraine

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Patriarch Kirill during worship on Friday of the first week of Great lent at Moscow metochion of the Trinity-Sergius LavraAccording to Patriarch Kirill, the UOC-MP, the only peacekeeping force in Ukraine© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) is the only peacekeeping force that can overcome the division of society and to stop civil conflict in the country, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in his interview to Bulgarian media ahead of his visit to the Balkans.

«Ukrainian society is very divided. What is happening in Eastern Ukraine is a civil war, when one part of Ukraine is not accepted what happens. And the Ukrainian society was very polarized. Real peacekeeping force there, only the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has peacekeeping potential, because her congregation is in the East and in the West and centre of the country,» — said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

He called a «monstrous» situation of parishioners of the canonical Church in Ukraine and expressed surprise at the fact that violence against believers not being appreciated in the West. «Only recently seized power 50 temples, constant attacks, beating priests, and not audible to Ukraine was criticized for violation of human rights and religious freedom,» said Patriarch Kirill.

The Hierarch assured that always prays for a quiet life for the Ukrainian people, respect for human rights and freedoms in the country and the possibility for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to continue his Ministry.

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1 Comment on "According to Patriarch Kirill, the UOC-MP, the only peacekeeping force in Ukraine"

  1. Timofei | 03.03.2018 at 12:49 |

    Having seen the unchristian conduct of the Moscow Patriarchate in seizing churches from other Orthodox Christians in Western Europe – by subterfuge, legal machinations, threats to clergy, violence, and lies in Court – Kirill is not going to get any support in Western Europe. Why should Ukrainian Orthodox have to tolerate a church which is allied to their country’s enemy? Kirill has blessed the killing of thousands of Ukrainian citizens.

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