The Church can be neither anti-Russian nor anti-American – speaker of the UOC


The Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich

We want to make a Ministry of the Orthodox faith, and we defend the right of the owl to be the Church, said the speaker of the UOC.

The Church now want to use it for political and geopolitical purposes, and we are against it. This was stated by Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich, the TV channel “NewsOne”.

“Speaking in the Verkhovna Rada, the President said that a United national Church is a matter of geopolitics. This immediately alerted us. The Church is the Church issues and questions of geopolitics is geopolitics,” – said father Nikolai.

According to him, the Church now want to use it for political and geopolitical purposes, and we are against it.

“We want to make Church “of this world”: let’s you anti-Russian or anti-American. But the Church can not be either anti-Russian or anti-American. We want to involve in these things, and we are now defending their right to be the Church to maintain the calling of the Church, the nature of the Church. And we want to make a Ministry of the Orthodox faith”, – he stressed.

Earlier, the political scientist Ruslan Bortnik said that in the procession on 27 July the Ukrainian Orthodox Church once again demonstrated a high capacity for mobilization of believers, the rich, the more the government tries to interfere in the Affairs of the Church, the more will religious Processions.

According to the analyst, an unprecedented number of Czestochowa – this is the second loss of power in the humanitarian field. Before that it was may 9, when the “Immortal regiment” in Kiev held tens of thousands of people.

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