Putin said about the dangers of politicking in the field of interreligious relations

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in potomacfever Putin. Archival photoPutin said about the dangers of politicking in the field of interreligious relations© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Politicking in the field of inter-religious relations have always caused serious consequences, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the opening of the world Congress of Russian compatriots.

«Politicking in such a sensitive sphere always end up disastrous consequences, especially for those who do,» — said Putin.

Because of the decision of Constantinople to begin providing non-canonical autocephaly churches in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church is called the schism, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on 15 October announced the severance of communication with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the ROC, including Ukraine and Belarus.

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has called canonically void, and saw politics in the abolition of Constantinople by the act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople lost its right to be called the coordinating centre of Orthodoxy. In the Russian Orthodox Church hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.

The Eucharistic communion makes it impossible for all of the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church to serve together with the hierarchs and clergy of the Church of Constantinople, and for the laity – participate in the ordinances performed in her temples.

Putin said about the dangers of politicking in the field of interreligious relations© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka in the Orthodox world: to be or not to be

 

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