Local administrations are requested to draw students to activities in support of the “Thomas” in nikolayevshchina. At the same time, in the Zaporozhye region of Directors of social protection institutions the children were asked to ensure the participation of their wards in the “baptism” that will hold “the Bishop of the UOC-KP”. Reported Information-enlightenment Department of the UOC.
A letter from the administration of the Factory district of Nikolaev the head of Department of education of the Nikolaev city Council was sent on 20 November 2018 for the execution of the orders of the President and the Nikolaev regional state administration. This document was published in social networks from outraged parents.
Teachers were asked to organize events “on the granting of the Tomos of Ukraine and contribution of the President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko in the development of Christianity in Ukraine” in the Assembly halls of educational institutions of Nikolaev till 23 Nov 2018. This is to secure the arrival of the settlements of the Nikolaev area students in grades 10-11 to participate in the activities of the maximum number.
A day earlier, on November 19, a Service for children of the Zaporizhzhya regional state administration were sent a Directive to the heads of regional establishments of social protection of children. Metropolitan Zaporizhia and Melitopol Luka, who published the document notes that this fact clearly shows how religious organizations more acceptable to the authorities.
In the document announcing the children’s International festival of arts “Dyvosvit”, which will be held with the support of “the Zaporozhye diocese of the UOC-KP” and personally, “the Bishop of Zaporozhye and Melitopol” Photios. Head of Service for children A. Matveeva reports that the festival will take place on “emergency”, “baptism” children from orphanages in the temple-Museum on Khortytsya island, and “sought assistance” in the subordinated institutions to ensure the participation of their wards in this event.
According to the Metropolitan Luke surprisingly is the fact that the “ETC” which “created for political propaganda does not exist and the government is already trying to support so necessary for her structure.”
“Despite numerous statements by the citizen President Poroshenko that “we did not have, and never will be state of the Church”, as will be election solutions and benefits between the churches of Ukraine, we are faced with the opposite,” stressed the Bishop.
He noted that at the time as “the clergy of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church “invite” for intimate conversations in the SBU, members of the “UOC-KP” not only free advertising, but gently forced government agencies to provide all possible support”.
Finally, the Metropolitan Luke addressed to the employees of state bodies with regards to their actions coincided with their words, and with a conscience. “Do not forget that person can be fooled, but God never!”, – he recalled.
We will remind, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on national security and defence, the Deputy Pashinsky said that after receiving the “Thomas” will be elementary to deprive the UOC of its right to engage believers.