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Priest Nikolai Danilevich: Dialogue between UOC and OCU is possible only on the basis of canons

Archpriest Mykola Danilevich, in an interview with the YouTube channel Viche, spoke about his vision of interchurch relations in Ukraine.

The clergyman noted that, in his personal opinion, the problem of Ukrainian Orthodoxy “should be resolved by the two churches themselves – the UOC and the OCU, and propose to come to an agreement among themselves, but on the basis of canons and rules. And about consecrations to decide. And then put everyone before a fact or tell all the Local Churches that we have decided like this.”

“The Greek world does not fully understand the specifics of Ukraine, and the Russians do not understand either,” said Father Nikolai.

He also noted that the seizure of temples does not contribute to dialogue. “It’s impossible, this is not a dialogue,” the priest believes.

“The interfaith sphere is very delicate and very dangerous,” said Archpriest Nikolai and recalled that during wars, and especially after wars, a decline in religiosity is usually recorded. So it was, in particular, after the First and after the Second World War.

“I think this is also waiting for us, it is already there,” he summed up.

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