Patriarch Kirill calls Bartholomew's visit to Kyiv "sinful"

Patriarch Kirill calls Bartholomew's visit to Kyiv "sinful" - фото 1
During a sermon on the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev asked the Mother of God for help in resolving the conflict between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Churches of world Orthodoxy.

This is reported by «Credo.Press» Portal.

According to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, "the unity of Orthodox churches" today is being torn apart by the forces of evil, who allegedly, "using the difficult situation that has developed in Ukraine, are trying to break the unity of the Orthodox Church and have time to do something." Kirill considers such a success "the sinful and inexplicable visit of the Patriarch of Constantinople to Kyiv and his concelebration with schismatics."

The main evidence of the Ecumenical Patriarch's visit to Kyiv, according to his Moscow counterpart, is in "the difficult path that the Church of Christ is following." In this regard, Kirill expressed "hope for the ability to overcome sin and untruth in his personal life and strive for salvation."

Recall that on the day of Patriarch Bartholomew's arrival, "pious" supporters of the UOC-MP tried to meet the first hierarch on the highway to express their disagreement with the Tomos. Then they gathered under the walls of the Verkhovna Rada for this purpose. In their hands, they held placards with inscriptions, the meaning of which they sometimes did not understand.

In the OCU these protests were called a "zilch" and the "Komsomol anti-church carnival".

Yesterday, August 23, Metropolitan Onufriy blessed this "zilch".

According to the KIIS survey, 49.0% of supporters of the UOC-MP have a positive attitude to Bartholomew's visit, 35.1% are neutral, and 14.6% are negative.