The Russian Orthodox Church is the only force in Ukraine, which has retained its own " peacekeeping capacity ", said the Patriarch of Moscow And all Russia Kirill.
the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko And the head of the Russian Orthodox Church on the first day of the weekend met at the independence Palace - the residence of the head of Belarus in Minsk.
in conversation with the President, the Patriarch said that the Russian Orthodox Church, the only canonical Church in Ukraine, " has in his flock as people from the East And from the West, And This places a very special responsibility on the Church."
"Today our Church is the only organization in Ukraine And the only force that has maintained a peacekeeping capacity, because it is not identified neither with one nor with the other, because there are Orthodox citizens, and there, And there suffer And die, And for this reason it is impossible to divide the flock on political grounds," - said the head of the ROC.
Also Patriarch Kirill thanked Lukashenko for his role in the organization of the negotiations "channel four" in Minsk.
"I wish Also to thank you for your role in the organization of negotiations on settling the situation in Ukraine. What happens in the brotherly country - for me huge grief. It is in truth a wound in the heart " - said the Patriarch.
Patriarch Kirill on June 20-22, visits with his primatial visit to Belarus, he will visit Minsk And Brest. The visit is timed to the celebration of the Millennium of the memory of St. Prince Vladimir, the celebration of Belarusian saints Cathedral And the 70th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war.