Moscow Patriarchate has no place in Ukraine, - Viktor Yelensky
A well-known religious scholar, and doctor of philosophy Viktor Yelensky said on August 5 during the broadcast of i-ua.tv.
"The bodies of the Moscow Patriarchate have no place in Ukraine. This is understandable not only to the Ukrainian public but also to those who are members of the Church of unity with the Moscow Patriarchate," says the religious scholar.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has been operating contrary to Ukrainian interests for decades.
"I think that the hierarchs of this church, who are now trying to break away from Moscow, should always remember and always understand that they have been beating Ukraine in the back for eight years."
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is now in a very difficult situation, especially from a canonical point of view. It has severed communion with the Mother Church — the Throne of Constantinople and is not in unity with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine — the autocephalous church, which is part of the diptych of Orthodox fullness," Viktor Yelensky said.