In the history of modern Ukraine, all presidents perceived the religious component of Ukrainian society very primitively, and their offices constantly create religious simulacra that have nothing to do with reality, said the head of the Synodal Information and Educational Department of the UOC, Metropolitan of Nezhinsky and Priluki Kliment, commenting on the words of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. who called the believers of the UOC “grandmothers in the caps of the OPS.” The hierarch is quoted by “Strana”.
“I don’t want to allow deliberate manipulation of his speech and perceive his words as a mockery of the religious feelings of thousands of his voters,” said Metropolitan Clement.
According to him, such manipulations can take place in the case of political or business schemes, but no one has ever been able to speculate on the feelings of believers.
He explained that all Ukrainian presidents considered the religious issue primitively, and Zelensky is no exception.
“It so happened in the history of modern Ukraine that all its presidents in a row perceived the religious component of Ukrainian society very primitively. Their offices are constantly creating some kind of religious simulacra that have nothing to do with reality. from political parties, and, at the same time, declared on behalf of the entire people of Ukraine that Patriarch Bartholomew from Turkey is expected in our country with impatience,” he summed up.