Bishop Victor (Kotsaba) of Baryshevsky, Head of the Representation of the UOC to European International Organizations, believes that the statement by Patriarch John X of Antioch to support the canonical Church in Ukraine is a kind of act of confession. Lord Victor wrote about this in his Telegram.
“These are very important words, because under the conditions of extreme pressure from the Phanar’s “partners” on other Local Orthodox Churches, the support of Patriarch John looks like a kind of act of confession.
Today the Patriarch said what his heart told him, so we hope that these words of His Beatitude will be repeated more than once. We sincerely wish many and blessed years of life to the Primate of the Church of Antioch. We humbly pray that the Lord will help him to stand in his position. After all, only those who endured to the end will be saved!” noted the hierarch of the UOC.