Patriarch Bartholomew was not informed in time by his advisers that some of the schismatics recognized by him in Ukraine did not have apostolic succession. And the messages of the ROC on this topic either did not reach the Patriarch or were ignored by him. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, said this in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“In Ukraine, he“ reinstated the Metropolitan of Lvov,” a former married archpriest who, prior to his departure to schism, was neither a metropolitan nor a Lvov see.
Reports and documents, officially and unofficially published in defense of the invasion of Constantinople into Ukraine, contain a number of gross errors in the history and structure of the internal life of the Russian Church.
I think that in this case, too, we are talking about some kind of misunderstanding, about the poor awareness of the first person. Or about another propaganda mythologeme – in the spirit of the fable about the “Third Rome” and about our alleged desire for “world domination”,” said the hierarch.