The Council found an opportunity to formulate its decisions in such a way that the entirety of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church would be preserved in unity. The UOC did everything so that no one could blame it for the schism. This was stated by the head of the Information and Education Department of the UOC, Metropolitan of Nizhyn and Pryluky Kliment, in an interview with Klymenko Time, commenting on the decisions of the Council of the UOC on May 27.
He noted that the Church does not focus on how the outside world perceives it: “We will be loved more or less after this – this is not the factor that affects the decision-making of the Church. The decisions that the Church makes are primarily aimed at life within Her. The Council found an opportunity to formulate its decisions in such a way that the entirety of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church would be preserved in unity. At the same time, external factors are very different and sometimes diametrically opposed, which in some regions have one influence on the Church, in others – another.
“The Ukrainian Orthodox Church did everything so that no one could accuse her of schism. All decisions were very serious,” he added.