Press Secretary of Simeon Shostatsky said that the UOC is a minority

Sophroniy Chupryna, representative of the diocese of Simeon Shostatsky, expressed his thoughts on the quantitative ratio of believers of the UOC and supporters of the OCU, reports Religious Truth. “In recent months, we have heard from various mouthpieces of the ROC that the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine is the largest denomination in the country. Even some “daredevils” threatened to lead millions of believers to riots against the Ukrainian authorities according to the “Montenegrin scenario.” In order to create at least some semblance of its influence in society, the Moscow Patriarchate…

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The hieromonk who left the OCU said that he “ripened like wheat” and was on vacation

The former hieromonk of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Innokentiy (Pidtoptanyi), in an interview with Glavkom, explained why he had been “pondering” about the transition to the new church structure of the OCU for so long. “It can be compared to wheat, which takes time to ripen. Two years have passed since the granting of the Tomos, as I matured,” says the current cleric of the OCU. He also said that he was on family leave when making the transition, also that he could not go earlier, because “the propaganda that is…

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Biden will visit Ukraine for Independence Day, Ukrainian officials say

This means (if the information of the press release of the Office of the President of Ukraine is interpreted in the correct way) that to Biden’s visit to Kiev the “church issue” will also be activated. Everyone knows Phanar’s close relationship with the current US president, experts say. “Taking into account the arrival of Patriarch Bartholomew to the Ukrainian soil in August, the risk of increased pressure on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, from which, at least, will demand serious concessions (to agree to the recognition of the OCU, start a…

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The head of the Ministry of Veterans called the presence of the Phanar exarchate in Ukraine “a great mercy”r”

The head of the Ministry for Veterans Affairs of Ukraine Yulia Laputina met with the Bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine Mikhail (Anishchenko), RP reports. “The presence of the representative office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine is evidence of God’s great mercy for Orthodox Ukrainians. Meeting such people inspires and gives strength to work for the sake of keeping Ukraine free. They talked about the importance of supporting religious freedoms, developing spirituality in Ukraine and religious diplomacy,” wrote Yulia Laputina. Bishop Mykhailo Anishchenko “noted the invaluable role of…

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