OCU calls the criminal case on Tomos ‘nonsensical cynicism’

19 June, 11:30
Orthodox
Yevstratiy (Zorya) was outraged by the bringing of the criminal case on Tomos - фото 1
Yevstratiy (Zorya) was outraged by the bringing of the criminal case on Tomos
The OCU wonders whether the State Investigation Bureau has enough ‘wit’ to summon Bartholomew and members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for questioning.

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine considers absurd and cynical the criminal proceedings instituted against the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for allegedly “inciting religious discord” by creating a local Church. This is reported by ZN.UA.

The spokesman of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, said that the people who filed a claim against Poroshenko are associated with Russian-backed politicians. He also ironically commented on their “rivalry” with the former mayor of Kharkiv, Mykhailo Dobkin, for the right to be considered the initiator of this criminal case.

“Parishioners of the Kyiv Patriarchate of the UOC” from Odessa and Dobkin from Kharkiv can file lawsuits against each other with the Pechersk Court requiring to establish which of them has the ‘honor’ to demand punishment for assistance in obtaining the Tomos,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday, June 18.