Despite provocations, the Ukrainian Participants of the procession, held in July, showed no anger and bitterness, for this reason, this procession is a feat, said the Patriarch capital and all Russia Kirill.
"What a feat was that people accepted! Which, Despite the provocations, challenges, taboo, danger, and under the rain and under the heat came from the Svyatogorsk Lavra and Pochaev Lavra in the centre of – the Mother of Russian cities – in the city of Kiev, in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra ", - the Patriarch has declared the attendees of the festival " Faith and word ", RIA " Novosti ".
according to his statement, "there is no bitterness, no bitterness" the participants of the course did not show. No one, as the Patriarch said, "not defended any political position, "because" the Procession expressed the very essence of the Church." Organized by the UOC, a Procession of peace, love and prayer for Ukraine on 3 July came out of the Donetsk region, a second Procession began on 9 July from the 2nd largest Ukrainian monastery – Pochaev monastery in the West of the country. Participants 2 processions met in Kiev on Vladimirskaya Gorka. Ukraine currently operates the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC-MP), which is a self-governing Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, and unrecognized by the world Orthodox Church structures – the Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC). While the UOC-MP has many times reported instances of harassment of priests and seizures of the Orthodox churches representatives of the UOC-KP.