Church schism in Ukraine is used as an instrument for the destruction of people's life, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill during a sermon after the consecration of the Prince Vladimir Church in the capital of Russia.
"We know what a tremendous danger looming now over Ukraine, an important part of the historic core of Holy Russia. What floated in the form of the instrument of the destruction of people's lives? The separation of Church! One of these divisions more than 400 years (mean Breshka Union of 1596, which to appearance within the Commonwealth of the Greek Catholic Church), and it was always aimed at Dividing the people who lived in this region ", - said the head of the Church.
according to his statement, what is happening in Ukraine " is scarier than any aggression, because after all this aggression inside ", RIA " Novosti "." This aggression was joined by accidents, lost citizens clouded by nationalism and created the schism. But We believe That as in the time of Prince Vladimir, our United Church will contribute to the healing of all wounds and diseases of the people, " - said in his own speech, the Patriarch. The head of the ROC emphasized That the Church makes decisions for reasons arising Not out of political correctness, but from a deep inner conviction. He tried to persuade Not to listen to those who speak about the dependence of the Church from external forces." Today, We live in complete religious freedom. The Church has never been free as at present. Do not believe those who speak of the interpenetration of Church and state, on the authority of the Patriarch of the secular power. No single solution is never at the direction of the secular power was Not taken! We have the full freedom which has the ability to be, has at present no one in the world " - said the head of the Church. Celebrations to mark the restoration of historic Diocesan house, where were the meetings of the local Council of the ROC 1917-1918, was held on 26 July in the capital of Russia. Participated in Authorized Federal and city authorities, the management and students of the Orthodox St. Tikhon humanitarian University, theological faculty, which will be located in the restored monument of architecture. We emphasize That the attacks on the Orthodox clergy in Ukraine for the last period of time there often. So, on a Sunday in Kiev unidentified firearms wounded the Abbot of the temple.