Vatican city: Ukraine is not, and is returned in the European Union
" Now the story is not about joining of Kiev in the European house, but rather for him to return to it ", - about it during his visit to Warsaw on 4 June said Vatican Secretary of state Pietro Parolin, informs the Religious information service of Ukraine.
the representative of the Vatican said that the Pope supports the resolution of the Ukrainian fall through negotiations." We believe that openness on all sides to dialogue can bring to implement the relevant interests, " said Parolin.
As reported by the information Agency, first head of the Department for external Church relations of Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said that the Uniate (Greek-Catholic subordinate to the Vatican) from the beginning of the political fall in Ukraine took one side of the conflict and its aggressive actions contributed to deepening the split of the Ukrainian society, causing the harm of the Russian Orthodox Church." in contrast from the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has managed in these difficult months to unite persons of the most different political orientation, and among them those who are placed on different sides of the barricades, Uniates clearly associated himself with one of the fighting forces. Aggressive phrase Uniates, actions aimed at undermining the canonical Orthodoxy, active contacts with dissidents, the desire to share a single multinational Russian Orthodox Church have inflicted a great damage not only to Ukraine and its people, but also the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue. All this pushed us far back, Recalling the times when Orthodox and Catholics perceive each loved one is not As allies, but As rivals, " said Hilarion.