Patriarch of Moscow And all Russia Kirill bulk impermissible denial of the brotherhood of the Russian And Ukrainian peoples living in the vast single historical Rus.
The Patriarch, who headed into Sunday, in day of memory of St. Peter, the procession from the assumption Cathedral of the Kremlin to High-Petrovsky monastery, in his own statement reminded the faithful that St. Peter suffered 700 years ago, the management centre of the Russian Orthodox Church in the capital of Russia, "all his strength was put to the preservation of the unity of the Russian land" And not unintentionally carried the title " Metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow And all Russia ", RIA " Novosti ".
"Recalling his memory, his Holy name, we, in the 1st turn, remember feat warehousing unity of Russia, the old Russia. And not unintentionally, we remember him as the Metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow And all Russia, because this title brings together the whole of Russia, this title undisputed historical And spiritual authority is a challenge to all who are taking the path of strife Autonomous principalities, trying to divide the people, to push him in the internecine warfare who dare one part of Russia to call his "enemy" And to mobilize people to fight with consanguine brothers of the same faith, " said the Patriarch. He said that such in Russia have previously experienced, And Saint Peter also " witnessed, as externally princes were engaged in mortal combat, weakening themselves And their own people ". According to head of Russian Orthodox Church, believers today pray the first Moscow Metropolitan about "preserving the unity of our Church," and also, " on reconciliation internecine warfare in the Ukrainian land."" Believe that, after the people of our tests And tribulations, God will grant peace And prosperity of Russia ", - concluded the Patriarch. August 17, during the meeting with the national public associations of Crimea Vladimir Putin called Russians And Ukrainians are one people. After a few days the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with leading public leaders in the country said that the Ukrainian And Russian peoples are fraternal." We do not have any brotherly Nations during the war. There is one Ukrainian people, subsequent to the European Union, And There are Russian people, which is in deep crisis ", – Poroshenko said. We emphasize that Poroshenko previously imagined yourself as a member of the Kiev Jonah monastery under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. However, after coming to power, gave to understand that made a choice in favor of the Kyiv Patriarchate.