The Ukrainian authorities have organized “socialist competition” between regions in the number of churches taken away from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP).
About it on a video-link at a press conference in Moscow said the press Secretary of the UOC-MP Vasily Anisimov, reports the correspondent of “Politnavigator”.
“The President is happy some competition among the heads of local administrations. In this area 10 parishes passed to the new President of the Church. Why in the neighbouring smaller. Some kind of socialist competition is the destruction of the Orthodox Church”, – said Anisimov.
According to him, there are rumors that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, acting in the framework of a secret agreement signed with the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew, but the content of this document is unknown.
“We have daily received an alarming message from the one, then from another region. The head of administration or the head of village Rada held a meeting, and the next, our Church caught in the grip of anti-Orthodox legal projects of our state. They don’t create their own, and destroy someone else’s,” said Anisimov.
At the same time, he says, the government and the media claim that believers move from denomination to denomination without any pressure.
“Overpowered the sense of hopelessness, the courts will not be considered. While our human rights organizations will pay attention to what happens in the chips spread the parishes. Because connected is not a religious structure, but literally the militants, who seized the temples. Orthodox parishes in Ukraine defenseless. But conscience, which still remained in law enforcement, and protect no one,” said Anisimov.