Foreign Affairs Minister suspects FSB wrote ROC’s historic statement
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin believes that the text of the "hysterical" statement of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the appointment of its exarchs by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Ukraine may have been written by the Russian intelligence services. He wrote it on his Facebook page, Liga Novyny reports.
“It reminds me very much: the tone and style of this manifest of the offended is too much different from the church language. It seems to me that people in gray suits were working well on the text without removing the cassocks,” the Foreign Minister said.
According to him, church affairs are affairs of the faithful, and in Moscow they got “used to intimidate with repressions” for “anti-canonical" acts (or maybe anti-Soviet ones?) and refer to the “will of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate hierarchs.”
The thesis about “Moscow the Third Rome” comes to mind. Rome is, fortunately, Rome, and Moscow is, unfortunately, Moscow. As well as the time will get the priorities straight, Rome and Phanar are centers of gravitation, places of power and symbols of faith, and in Moscow they still believe that they can force people to gravitate towards her, but faith and heart do not work this way,” Klimkin stresseed.