Expert: the Church situation in Ukraine will decide the Orthodox people, not power

The procession of the UOC in Kyiv on July 27, 2018

Internal processes are not amenable to political analysis. One thing, as agreed at the top but the other thinks Church people, says Irina du Canoy.

Ukraine is split into several parts for 20 years, adding another player will cause a new confrontation – split. This view of “TASS” said political analyst and religious scholar from new York, Irina du Canoy (Papkov), which specializiruetsya on international relations in the sphere of religion.

“Because over the last 20 years, Orthodox Ukraine is split into several parts (this is a canonical Ukrainian Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, and the schismatic organization – Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church), adding there is still one player, according to the expert, nothing positive will not end. Within Ukraine itself, the laity, the laity, there will be a confrontation – split”, – the expert believes.

In her words, “despite the fact that the Church and the state are bound by that internal Church processes are still quite deep and hidden – it has its own logic that defies conventional analysis of political structures. “It’s one thing what they will agree upstairs, but another thinks the Church people. For example, after the revolution the Soviet government, wanting to destroy objectionable independent Orthodox Church, established the revisionist alternative, put in a new higher Church governance, but the people there did not go.”

In her opinion, much will depend on how you react to the situation of the Orthodox Ukrainian people: “If, for example, after the recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian government announced that the Kiev Lavra now belongs to the Ukrainian Patriarchate under Patriarch Filaret, I do not think that the faithful in the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Onufry (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate) will take it, can even be clashes on the street. To solve such issues only politically impossible.”

As reported by PWC, informed the press Secretary of Patriarch Kirill, Archpriest Alexander Volkov said that the Church situation in Ukraine is fueled by the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and Fanar stabs in the back, and instead of dialogue is monologue.


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