Spring is sure that the Orthodox world will cope with the situation of autocephaly in Ukraine

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotomonster Chairman of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya. Archival photoSpring is sure that the Orthodox world will cope with the situation of autocephaly in Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Orthodox Russian world cope with the ordeal «Ukrainian autocephaly» and destructive actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, said Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya.

«In my opinion, the attempts of the destructive behavior of certain characters who, we understand, pretend to the role in history through such negative actions, they can’t have a future. Because millions of people who today are United by Orthodoxy, the Russian Orthodox Church is quite different from an enormous creative force that is able to survive these attacks, and these tests. So in this sense I do not feel that the Russian Orthodox world will not solve this problem», — said Spring RIA Novosti.

Responding to a question about whether deputies to react to the situation with the Church in Ukraine, Vice-speaker of the state Duma noticed that parliamentarians from different countries who share a platform of inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy, «all spoke in favor of the fact that it is very important to preserve the unity of the Orthodox world». «And I have not heard from any representative of any country – there were representatives, including, and Ukraine – I have never heard statements of the schismatic nature,» — said Yarovaya, adding that the position and role of the Russian Orthodox Church is recognized by all.

«That’s why, in my opinion, the position the wisdom, restraint, and even, I would say, generosity, which is shown today by Russian Orthodox world, commands respect, understanding and support», — concluded the Agency interlocutor.

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 ROC I hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.

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