When Patriarch Bartholomew speaks on Ukrainian topics, he constantly makes excuses. Probably, somewhere in the depths of his soul, he understands that he has committed a huge church crime, Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich, Deputy Head of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC, wrote in his Telegram channel, commenting on the speech of the head of Phanar at a meeting with the Ukrainian MPs delegation.
“When Patriarch Bartholomew speaks to different audiences on Ukrainian topics, one gets the impression that he is actually convincing himself of the correctness of his erroneous step. He constantly justifies himself, constantly proves, first of all to himself, and then to everyone else that he did the right thing. But in reality it is not so. After all, if this were so, then he would not have to constantly talk about it and make excuses.
Probably, somewhere in the depths of his soul, he understands that he has committed a huge church crime, but he does not want to admit it. Therefore, it is justified. You can feel it between the lines of his speeches, ”wrote the speaker of the UOC.