Communities are not serfs, they shall independently decide on their jurisdiction, - OCU spokesman
The press secretary of the OCU, Archbishop Yevstratiy Zorya said this, commenting on the interview of Metropolitan Meletiy of the UOC-MP, Religiyna Pravda reports.
"In an interview, Metropolitan Meletiy of the UOC-MP, one of Metropolitan Onufriy's closest associates, spoke about the dialogue.
Translating it from the MP language to the normal one, the position will sound like this: "Dialogue is not relevant".
An ultimatum prerequisite for dialogue, the side of our opponents essentially proposes to recognize religious communities as "serfs", subordinate to "lords" who can "take", "capture", or "release" them.
But communities are not serfs, so they decide on their own ownership issues.
On our part, it is impossible to recognize the view of communities as serfs that is ingrained in the minds of the MP. Communities have left and will continue to leave the MP in Ukraine because they want it, and not someone from the outside.
If Metropolitan Meletiy is really committed to dialogue (although it looks like this is not the case at all), we need to start it, and not look for more and more new reasons why the MP side is not ready for it," the Archbishop of the OCU noted.