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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko commented on the fear of seizure of the temples after the establishment of the new Church. The video of the program “Christmas meetings with the President” published on YouTube.
“When someone was expecting that there first action will be to attack Laurel, transmission, No. All the time. No need to speed up. We gave everyone the opportunity to make their choice,” — said the head of state.
According to Poroshenko, to understand what is the difference between a Ukrainian Church, should come to the front and chat with the chaplains.
“They don’t realize that they had a chance. The chances of the appeal to Putin to secure the release of our hostages, who are in the cellars of Donetsk”, — the President said, apparently referring to the position of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
“Total inaction against the Ukrainian sailors, three of whom were seriously injured, three injured in the assault and aggression against us. This is the difference between the churches, the difference approaches,” said the official.
On 6 January the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew presented the Tomos of autocephaly Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU), on the establishment of which was announced on December 15 at a “unifying Council” in Kiev. In October, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has canceled its own decree in 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv metropolis Moscow. The Russian Orthodox Church declared a schismatic Bartholomew.
Video, photo All from Russia.