The mayor of Kherson spoke against the visit of Patriarch Kirill
Explaining the possible postponement of the celebration of the baptism of Rus from Kiev to Kherson, Mayor of Kherson Vladimir Nikolaenko said that he opposed the arrival of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.
" Currently in the mass media actively discussed the possible transfer of the celebration of the baptism of Rus from Kiev to Kherson to visit on this issue in our city Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill. I would like to note that We have great respect for the parishioners of the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, to all the priests who serve in our city, and to Metropolitan Vladimir, who is the head of the UOC-MP ", - told the head of the city of Kherson." We strongly contribute to the development of spirituality in Kherson, but I'm afraid that currently Patriarch Kirill no relation to spirituality has not. In short: Mr Cyril, you are not welcome here, " said he, reports UNIAN." If extensive: We know how much Mr. Patriarch need of protection to ensure the safety and in Kherson only 350 thousand Inhabitants, and it will be difficult for half of them to make the guards. Also, unfortunately, we in the city Executive Committee over the license for " Photoshop " and it will be difficult to finish the photo Patriarch Kirill flock, " said Nikolaenko." Also note that Mr. Kirill as the head of the Russian Orthodox Church blesses the aggression of Russia against our country, is the main promoter of the imaginary " Russian world ", which currently die Chechens and Russians in Eastern Ukraine. Kherson is a peaceful and Ukrainian city, and we would not want to see the aggressor in our land, " says the Mayor of Kherson. In addition, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret makes a promise " warm welcome " the head of the ROC, If he will come to Kiev." If you dare to come to Ukraine, we will see how it will meet, will welcome the way he deserves it, " said Patriarch Filaret.