UOC has offered to bring a case against Poroshenko

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A criminal case in which searches are carried out from the Abbot of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, was instituted on suspicion of inciting religious hatred, however, such a case must be brought against the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the press service of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church Vasily Anisimov.

Earlier the security service of Ukraine reported that conducting searches at the residence of the Abbot of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. According to the press service of the UOC, the case was initiated by Prosecutor Kagarlyk district, Kyiv region.

«Yesterday, the President (Ukraine) was performed. When Kagarlyk Prosecutor against him zavedut criminal case for inciting religious hatred? Because the President said there is in front of the cameras. Slandered, we begin each morning, pray for (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, the aggressor, to the armed forces (RF). That there is nothing like the hallooing of the Orthodox Church and inciting religious hatred. In my opinion, all of the crime there,» — said Anisimov.

In his opinion, «Poroshenko Nero’s laurels do not give rest – some persecution, oppression (of the Church)».

The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church has repeatedly reported on the harassment of priests and grabs the temples by the representatives of the non-canonical religious structures. In particular, in 2014-2016, the UOC lost 40 temples. In addition, in the database, the infamous Ukrainian site of the «Peacemaker» made the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Onuphrius, and the Governor of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Paul.

Earlier, the Ukrainian authorities, including Poroshenko, has declared that do not intend to interfere in the Affairs of the Church, but do it all the time. So, despite promises, Poroshenko made from Constantinople the recognition of non-canonical Church in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church called schismatic. Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Later, the Ministry of justice of Ukraine was deprived of the canonical UOC right of use of buildings of Pochayiv Lavra in Kiev. Action against the Pochaiv monastery testify to the intimidation of believers by the authorities of Ukraine, stated in the ROC. Advisor to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Rostyslav Pavlenko went to Istanbul to observe the Synod and meet with the Patriarch of Constantinople on the question of autocephaly.

The authorities in Kiev and non-canonical Church structure in Ukraine hope till the end of the year to receive the Tomos of autocephaly from Constantinople, but Tomos can get only the Primate of the «United» Church, it needs to select on the «unification Council» of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine, which date is not appointed yet. This canonical UOC said that is not going to participate in this event.

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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