Priest: the admission of the head of the UOC of the «enemies of Ukraine» is nonsense

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The creators of the database of the site «Peacemaker» make the list of «enemies of Ukraine» the best people of the Ukrainian society, which is the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry, said RIA Novosti former head of the Patriarchal press service, the Chairman of information Commission of the Diocesan Council of Moscow, Archpriest Vladimir Vigilyansky, commenting on the introduction of the UOC Primate in the base of the infamous website.

According to information on the portal, Metropolitan Onufry got in the database as «an agent of influence of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine» and «against the creation of an independent local Church in Ukraine.» Earlier there made Governor of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Paul.

«Infamous site «the Peacemaker» get the best people of Ukraine, and it is strange that Metropolitan Onufry not been there before. Of course, this is a real modern Confessor, a man of rigid faith. Thus, the site «Peacemaker» shows their identity — the fact that these Holy men enroll in «enemies of Ukraine». This, of course, is nonsense,» — said Vigilyansky.

Site «Peacemaker» is known for scandalous publications in which to publish data journalists, militiamen of the breakaway DND and LNR and other citizens whom he called «traitors». In the spring of 2016 «Peacemaker» has published lists of journalists, including foreign ones, which have been accredited by the self-proclaimed DND and LNR, with their contact details, and then address some of them received threats. While the former OSCE representative on freedom of the media Dunja Mijatovic has called the publication «an alarming step that could further jeopardize the safety of journalists». The actions of the owners of the site «Peacemaker» and criticized the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She called the publication «a direct call for violence against journalists.»

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is trying to achieve recognition of non-canonical religious structures and of establishing a local Autocephalous Church in Ukraine, promising to respect the rights of faithful of the UOC. Earlier, the Patriarchate of Constantinople «in preparation for the granting of autocephaly» was appointed its Exarch in Kyiv. In addition, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has stated that it intends to provide Ukraine Autocephalous. In the UOC called such actions by invading the canonical territory of other local churches and called on Patriarch Bartholomew to stop meddling and «exarchs» of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to leave Kiev.

The Russian Orthodox Church, in turn, went to the actual «break diplomatic relations» with the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Synod of the Russian Church announced a cease commemoration of Patriarch Bartholomew during the Patriarch’s divine services. In addition, a decision was made to exit from the structures, which is chaired by the representatives of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church with Constantinople was in this crisis only once in all its more than thousand-year history.

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Synod of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, the Holy Synod of the UOC has suspended the service with the bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.