Very friendly communication both for the President and religious representatives have alerted everyone
What the Church and power in Russia – at the same time, have long proven fact. Recently, an occasion to reflect on this filed personally by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The network has published a joint photo with the Russian Patriarch Kirill, where he holds the religious representative’s hand like a good friend.
“Putin Valaam. And what of the Patriarch of the handle? Ask you something?” – said in comments to the snapshot.
Users immediately began to put forward various theories:
“Polbyudzheta, welcome, Alexei. Polbyudzheta”, “not Enough gold! Need more gold”, “going to Kiss”, “Water and bread requests”, – write in comments.
The Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine a real threat?
Interference in Church Affairs of the Russian Federation is not uncommon for us. Especially if you remember the attempts of the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who wanted to impose its model of the local Church in Ukraine. This was confirmed by the theologian, Professor Lyudmila Filipovich.
In her opinion, the Council of bishops in Moscow, even more tied to the Russian Orthodox Church Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). Although Kiev has recognized its center, but none of the personnel issue can not be solved without the approval of Moscow.
At the same time, the expert drew attention to the data of sociologists, for the first time in the history of Ukraine the number of supporters of the Kyiv Patriarchate has exceeded the number of supporters of the Moscow Patriarchate. Although the number of registered communities of the UOC (MP) in 2.5 times the number of communities of the Kyiv Patriarchate.
Filipovic said: any military action in Ukraine against religious communities is unacceptable. The expert urged not to throw harsh criticism of the parishes in the occupied Donbas. In particular, we are talking about the wedding in Donetsk “political officer” of Zakhar Prilepin or the blessing of the saboteur, the Russian Colonel Igor Girkin. Church on the territory subordinated to the militants and “power” do not stand on ceremony with anyone, said Lyudmila Filipovich.
“But the need for one national Church are still there in Ukraine. It is perfectly natural and normal. Take any country of the Orthodox circle – there are local Orthodox churches. Just the process of creating these churches were very, very difficult and extended in time, and it didn’t take 25 or 26 years. Is and Bulgaria, and Serbia,” she said.
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