Ex-Metropolitan of the UOC Alexander Drabinko commented on the scandal that caused his visit to Poland without the consent of the Polish Orthodox Church. Representatives of the POC appealed to the Patriarchate of Constantinople, writes RP.
“The fact is that I just cannot understand what caused the talk and discontent in the Polish Church. Yesterday Bishop Simeon (Metropolitan Simeon Shostatsky, – ed.) called me and asked me: “What is the scandal in Poland? He says that one of the vicars, either George or someone whom I personally do not know, seems to have applied to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, writing a letter of complaint.
I don’t know what caused the dissatisfaction, what it is connected with, because I had a private visit,” Drabinko said.
The metropolitan noted that he “does not understand” what could cause such indignation and suggested that “instructions to kindle a scandal came from the Russian Orthodox Church.”
Recall that the Polish Orthodox Church contacted the Phanar by phone regarding the visit to Poland of the ex-Metropolitan of the UOC, now a representative of the OCU Alexander Drabinko, which was not coordinated with Warsaw.