The authorities DND invited Patriarch Kirill to celebrate the Day of the baptism of Rus
Vice-speaker of the Parliament DND Vladimir Makovecz invited the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on the day of the Baptism of Rus.
" I Wish to invite the Patriarch on the land of Donbass. In Kiev, I understand that he can't go is not currently the relations between Moscow and Kiev. And, can, it is in DND to come is a good thing, " said Makovecz RIA " Novosti ". First it was announced that Patriarch Kirill will not participate in the annual celebrations on the occasion of the Day of the baptism of Rus in Kyiv on 27-28 July and the meeting of the Council of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which will elect a new head of the Kyiv Metropolitan's chair After the death of Metropolitan Volodymyr. In previous years, Patriarch Kirill took part in the celebration in Kiev at the end of July, the Day of memory of Saint Prince Vladimir, also considered to be the Day of the baptism of Rus. After the riots started in the Ukraine (in November 2013) and subsequent change of government (in February 2014) Patriarch Kirill has not yet visited this country. Ukraine currently operates the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is a self-governing Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, And unrecognized by the world Orthodox Church - Kyivan Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. The Holy Synod of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate on February 24, decided to do a Commission for dialogue with these structures. The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret first spoke with threats to address of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill: " If (Patriarch Kirill will dare to come to Ukraine, we will see how it will meet, will welcome the way it deserves.