The Ministry of culture of Ukraine: Visit of Patriarch Kirill to the country unwanted
The visit of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill to Ukraine is undesirable, said the Chairman of the Department for religions and nationalities of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine Volodymyr Yushkevich.
" As Chairman of the authority in the field of Church-state relations, I Wish to report that mentioned the visit during the Russian military aggression carried out against Ukraine, is undesirable, provocative and politically committed ", - said the Yushkevich, quoted by " Ukrainian truth ". However, he assured that Ukraine within the framework of law and legality, will do everything to make this Visit was not implemented in any country, including at the time occupied." in my opinion, the visit of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church can produce nothing but a wave of inter-confessional conflict, and therefore only possible after the cessation of aggression of Russia and the return of all it captured the Ukrainian territory ", - States the address. Remember, " occupied territories " Kyiv authorities called the Crimea, the absolute majority of the number of inhabitants at the referendum in March voted for accession of the Republic to Russia. According to the results of the voting power of Russia has made the conclusion about the inclusion of the area in the Federation. Yesterday the Mayor of Kherson Vladimir Nikolaenko, the boorish explained the possibility of the arrival of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill." 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. Recall that in may the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill paid my respects Peter Poroshenko with a victory at the elections of the President of Ukraine, expressed hope that he will restore civil peace and stop the bloodshed. Later the head of the Synodal information Department of the Russian Orthodox Church Volodymyr Legoyda said Poroshenko not heard of the Patriarch's appeal.