Council of the UOC-MP was regarded as a performance and imitation of autocephaly by Moscow, - Andrey Kuraev

Council of the UOC-MP was regarded as a performance and imitation of autocephaly by Moscow, - Andrey Kuraev - фото 1
Orthodox theologian Andrey Kuraev commented on the Council of the UOC-MP, which took place on May 27.

This is reported by the Spiritual Front.

In his LiveJournal, Kuraev drew attention to the silence of the official website of the Moscow Patriarchate about this important event.

"However, the lack of an angry reaction from Moscow means that, according to their assessment, nothing more than a performance and imitation of autocephaly took place in Kyiv," the theologian stressed.

"It is important that the Council of Kyiv 1) did not ask for autocephaly 2) did not declare it 3) then explained through the mouths of official speakers that the council only "confirmed" the status of the UOC, which it had since 1990. In this case, the perceptions of the OCU and the MP to the UOC Council as a performance coincide," Andrey Kuraev summed up.