“Honored Patriarch” Filaret at the Congress of “Batkivshchyna”
“Honored Patriarch” Filaret at the Congress “Fatherland”, where it is planned the presidential nomination of Yulia Tymoshenko thanked all the presidents of Ukraine for Tomos.
In social networks suggested that the visit Filaret to the Congress the most rating political forces in the upcoming elections testifies to his dissatisfaction with the process of the creation of the DNC and own place in it.
The former head of the UOC KP on January 22 addressed the Congress of the party “all-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland”” which passes on Tuesday in Kiev.
Philaret told the present about getting ptsu of the Tomos of autocephaly and the role of the former and current President in this process.
“This is a lot of work, our Church-Kyiv Patriarchate. And presidents have contributed, starting with the first President Leonid Makarovich Kravchuk and Kuchma wrote a letter to the Ecumenical Patriarch, and especially Viktor Yushchenko. But achieved the goal of current President Petro Poroshenko. We thank all the presidents who have made efforts to retrieve Thomas,” said he.
The former head of the UOC-KP stated that the participation of heads of state in receiving the Tomos is not interference in Church Affairs, but it is a concern, because without an independent Church cannot be Ukrainian state.
“I want to, and your party contributed to the unity of the Ukrainian people, so we were free,” – said Filaret.
In social networks have expressed different opinions about the visit of the “honourable Patriarch” to the Congress.
“On the nomination of Tymoshenko for the presidency came Filaret. Seems someone is dissatisfied with the process of creating a local Church and their place in it. Peter got a sudden submission,” wrote the journalist Sergey Shcherbina on his page in Facebook.
As reported by PWC, informed the Patriarch complained that the DNC is the wrong name and it must be corrected.
Earlier, the Exarch Archbishop Daniel Pamphylian stated that any changes to the Charter, even small, PCU needs to bring to the attention of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, since the Charter was developed by Fanara.