1. Home
  2. navigate_next
  3. News
  4. navigate_next
  5. Attempts by the authorities to intimidate the Church will not affect the position of believers, – hierarch of the UOC

Attempts by the authorities to intimidate the Church will not affect the position of believers, – hierarch of the UOC

Law of Ukraine No. 2662-VIII (on renaming) was adopted during the time of President Petro Poroshenko with the aim of liquidating the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Kliment of Nezhinsky and Priluki said this, Phraza writes.

According to Metropolitan Clement, the authorities are trying to intimidate the canonical Church with this suspended law. “He hangs like a sword of Damocles over the Church. If you misbehave, the bans imposed by the District Court can be neutralized by the decision of some official. And that’s all – the process will continue as if it had been rolled, ”the bishop believes.

At the same time, he noted that, in fact, the change of the name will not change the attitude of the believers of the UOC to their hierarchs, but it may jeopardize what the Church has created and revived in Ukraine over the years of independence. “My parishioners know which Church I belong to, who is my Patriarch, who is the Metropolitan of Kiev. And they have already decided on this a long time ago. Even if I change my name, nothing will change. But the state adopted this law in order to liquidate the UOC. But if we call ourselves the Russian Church, then who in Ukraine will conclude some kind of agreement with us? While all the documents will be redone, I think that the redistribution of real estate will begin, and our Church will lose a significant part of what it has created and revived over the past 30 years,” said Metropolitan Kliment.

topicNews
tag,
remove_red_eye19
Previous Post
The Synodal Biblical and Theological Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church discussed violations of the canons by the head of the Phanar
Next Post
Protecting the communities of the seized churches is the common task of all Orthodox Christians, – hierarch of the UOC
Menu