The ROC did not rule out the bloodshed in the case of granting Ukraine autocephaly

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If Ukraine gives the autocephaly, they can begin the bloodshed, said Metropolitan Hilarion in an interview Worlds Apart on RT.

According to the priest, deprivation of the rights of the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate can lead to very serious consequences.

«We can expect just about anything — that the dissenters could take control over large monasteries, such as Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Pochayiv Lavra. Then, of course, Orthodox believers will defend these Holy places and one can start the bloodshed,» he said.

Earlier it became known that the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church adopted a decision on termination of participation in the structures under predstatelstvom of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, as well as the suspension of joint service with his bishops. In addition, the decision to cease commemoration of the Patriarch during the Liturgy in the Russian Orthodox Church. However, according to representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, while the question of a complete rupture of relations is not.