The Russian Orthodox Church is boycotting the pan Orthodox Council, feeling as Ukrainian millions taken out of the hands, – Nevzorov
In the ROC understand that will be obliged to implement all decisions of the Cathedral which they were taken.
The Russian Orthodox Church is boycotting the pan Orthodox Council because of fears that the Ukrainian churches will be given status of a local. This opinion was expressed by Russian journalist Alexander Nevzorov in an interview to “Echo of Moscow”, according to UNN.
Commenting on the refusal of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow from participation in the event, Nevzorov said: “ROC is a horrible tragedy. Now the ROC is the dissenters, schismatics is, that the people… well, you know, like a little lamp solemnly declared the termination of its cooperation with the power plant.
“Gundyaev plays in such a small and represents a small Putin Putin. He also wants this very isolationism, he also wants to be as dramatic a complex figure, cut off the rest of the world,” – said the journalist.
“I understand, because it is very difficult to be in this Cathedral where, firstly, apparently, the Ukrainian Church will give the same particularity, and it will get the right to vote and will have the right to sweep from the territory of the Moscow priests” – said Nevzorov.
However, the noted Russian journalist, the ROC will be obliged to implement all decisions of the Cathedral which they were taken.
“And even if not on the Cathedral, it is the worst thing that could happen for the ROC – a departure of the Ukrainian Church and the transfer of all of the huge material resources, which are concentrated in the Ukrainian Church world, gear is already Autocephalous Ukrainian Church,” he said.
“The problem that all these millions of Ukrainian who had an ROC that they float away. What Kirill-that runs like a cockroach dusted? For this reason alone,” – said Nevzorov.
We will remind, earlier Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine called on Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Church.