Archbishop Ambrose verey, rector of Moscow theological Academy
Under the version of guards, the Archbishop Ambrose, rector of the Moscow theological Academy, was not allowed in Ukraine, as he “could not confirm the purpose of their stay”.
Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Archbishop Ambrose, who was not allowed to Ukraine, said the reason for the refusal of the Ukrainian border guards far-fetched. This he November 7, reported in his Telegram channel.
“In the paper issued to me by the guards, officially stated frankly far-fetched reason: “not Mauger paternity meta zaplanovano perebuvannya on the territory of Ukraine”,” wrote the rector of MDA, which had planned to participate in the worship services of the day of memory of St Nestor the Chronicler in the Annual act of the Kiev theological Academy.
Bishop Ambrose said that he was with them all the necessary documents and he showed them the representatives of the state border service of Ukraine. However, admission was refused: “of Course, I had an invitation from the rector of the KTHA Bishop Sylvester, and my stay was planned together with the other guests at the hotel Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. When I told about it and asked how to understand this cause – I did not answer.”
The Archbishop also said that an hour before his arrival in Kiev the group “the Autocephalous Church of Ukraine” appeared the information that the Hierarch go to the country, the group urged not to let him in, accusing almost, in cooperation with the KGB. Bishop Ambrose also reminded about the statement of Petro Poroshenko, according to which priests of the Russian Orthodox Church has “nothing to do” in Ukraine.
“For me, this whole situation is the illustration of “love”, about which so much said lately Patriarch Bartholomew, placing it in opposition to the actions of the “Northern brothers”, that is, the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church,” wrote Archbishop Ambrose.
As reported by the SPM, the President Petro Poroshenko declared that “representatives of the Russian Church” has nothing to do in Ukraine, and recommended them to go “home”.