Patriarch Bartholomew spoke to the Ukrainian media.
We were amazed how he uses the certificates from the bowels of the Poroshenko apparatus.
Just what is his “knowledge” about the “first European constitution” of Philip Orlik.
Like, back in 1710, Mazepa’s clerk Orlik wrote that Ukraine would be with Constantinople.
That’s how it is. True, they forgot to tell the Patriarch the main thing.
Orlik is a Catholic. And he wanted the next one.
“… After his liberation of the Fatherland from the Moscow yoke, to exercise the original exarchal power in the apostolic capital of Constantinople, so that alms and son’s obedience to the apostolic throne of Constantinople, from which the evangelical sermon should be enlightened and strengthened in the holy Catholic faith, would be resumed.”
But the newspaper prudently did not report this, simply shortening the quotation. And the Patriarch was not told this trifle.