Expert: government Interference makes impossible the creation of a sovereign Church

Director of the Ukrainian Institute of policy analysis and management Ruslan Bortnik

Pro-government media, telling about great progress in creating ETC, will continue to deceive Ukrainians, the analyst believes Ruslan Bortnik.

The idea of establishing Local Churches in Ukraine to support all religions, but the intervention of the authorities has made it unattainable, said the Director of the Ukrainian Institute of policy analysis and management Ruslan Bortnik. About it reports “Perche Kozatskiy”.
“Tomos had not been issued. Instead, he saw an official communiqué, which no one even deigned to voice. And it is only a confirmation of the previously declared things and the phrase that allegedly prepared the Charter for the new Church,” said politekspert.

According to him, “it shows the level of the future based on this new Church from the Patriarch of Constantinople. All such documents, in addition to Thomas, should be written in Ukraine, the Ukrainian clergy. If we are talking about an independent Orthodox Church. If speech about the separation of Constantinople from subordinate structures, then everything looks reasonable.”

“The Pro-government media talked big about winning and they will continue to deceive the Ukrainians who want to create a Single Orthodox Church. The idea of one of the Local supported by all religions, but government interference has made her unattainable and impossible the creation of a sovereign Church. Will we have another canonical Patriarchate of Constantinople,” – said the analyst.

As reported by the SPM, the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, prepared a draft Statute of the future national Church of Ukraine, however, the text of Thomas in his official report was published.

The Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich explained that he considers strange that fact that yet the Church and its Charter are already doing. “This indicates a certain dependence or lack of independence in this process, it is the Ukrainian side. Because all the Churches that previously received autocephaly themselves wrote their statutes. And then write for Ukraine and say how it should be,” said the priest.


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