The Belarusian Orthodox Church said the new Church structure in Ukraine, schismatic


Education in Ukraine Autocephalous local Orthodox Church in Belarus called dissent. About this TASS news Agency on Saturday said the Chairman of the Synodal information Department of the Belarusian Orthodox Church Archpriest Sergiy Lepin.

“This Church is for us from a formal point of view, is divisive, and the contacts can not speak”, — said father Sergius.

The priest noted that contacts are possible only in a civil term, and expressed hope that they would be neighborly. He also raised the issue of pressure on representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

“The fact that one will not pursue, is welcome, but the main thing that it was not just an empty promise, — said Archpriest Sergius. — I hope that the Ukrainian authorities under persecution understand not only physical and economic violence, but also information and political aggression, which supporters of the Moscow Patriarchate must also be protected.”

On Saturday in Kiev, in St. Sophia, under the auspices of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and with the active participation of the Ukrainian authorities was the so-called unification Council. By the end the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko personally took part in the meeting of dissenters, announced the creation of new Church structures, the local Autocephalous Orthodox Church, headed by Metropolitan of Pereyaslav and Belotserkovsky Epiphanius, previously served as Bishop of the non-canonical Kyiv Patriarchate.

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