Patriarch of Moscow And all Russia Kirill considers unacceptable denial of the brotherhood of the Russian And Ukrainian peoples living in the vast single historical Russia, And mobilize people " to do battle with consanguine brothers of the same faith ".
As previously reported by the media, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that " we do not have any brotherly Nations during the war ". According to Poroshenko, " is the only Ukrainian people, subsequent to the European Union, And there are Russian people, which is in deep crisis ".
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 it is no coincidence that carried the title " Metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow And all Russia ".
"Recalling his memory, his Holy name, we in the 1-St of all, remember feat warehousing unity of Russia, the old Russia. And it is fitting that 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 has been 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 " reconciliation internecine warfare in the Ukrainian land."
"I believe that by having the people of our tests And tribulations, God will grant peace And prosperity of Russia ", - concluded the Patriarch.