The Kyiv-Pechersk, Pochayiv and Svyatogirsk Lavras, which belong to the UOC and are ruled by its Primate, can be made stauropegic in the subordination of the Moscow Patriarch, religious scholar Lyudmila Filipovich told Gazeta.ua.
“They are ruled by Metropolitan Onuphry. Nevertheless, there are intentions to make them stauropegic and to transfer them directly to the subordination of Moscow Patriarch Kirill. For example, like the Korets monastery in the Rivne region. If this happens, we will never be able to return them. Perhaps by force. The only thing that pleases is that they are located on our territory. They can be taken with a shovel and moved to another country,” Filipovich said.
According to her assumptions, earlier than in 10-15 years, the OCU will not be able to seize the Ukrainian lavras.