The head of the UOC-KP Filaret
On the eve of the “unification Council” Filaret continues to impose its own rules, noted in the Greek Church, the media close to Fanaru.
The manner of communication and methods of influence Filaret against Constantinople offensive. On 14 Dec wrote Andreas Loudaros, editor close to Fanaru Greek Church publications Orhodoxia.info.
According to him, the Patriarch is moving in its own microcosm, as if out of Ukraine do not exist.
“Two days before the election of the first Primate of the Autocephalous Church in Ukraine, Patriarch Filaret is the Liturgy, writes Loudaros. – No country in the world does not recognize his Patriarch. And he doesn’t care. He shall convene the Council of bishops for decision-making. The Cathedral, which doesn’t exist because there is no Church “Kiev Patriarchate”. But again he don’t care.”
Editor of the Greek edition notes that, when Filaret was not able to impose a format of “open voting” Fanaro, he convened the “Council of bishops” of the UOC-KP and said that they all need to support the “Metropolitan” of the Epiphany.
“What should be rules that enable to preserve the freedom of the will of the voters? Filaret sees their Soviet, and not Orthodox. We select the head of the Church, not the Secretary General of the party. A time when the Politburo was appointed patriarchs, long gone. Filaret had to realize it first” – emphasizes the journalist.
Loudaros notes that Filaret, professing freedom from the “evil” of Russian influence, he is not a liberal.
“More and more convinced that the manner of communication and methods of influence Filaret against the Ecumenical Patriarch and the historic principles of the Orthodox Church are simply offensive,” – concluded the editor in chief Orhodoxia.info.
As reported by the media, on December 13 held a “Council of bishops” of the UOC-KP, where about 30 of the approximately 40 attendees “bishops” supported the candidacy of “Metropolitan” Epiphany Dumenko to head the new Church structure created in Ukraine. December 10, 2018 “Patriarch” Filaret openly declared his disagreement with Constantinople on the procedure of the “unification Council.”