Petro Poroshenko responded to allegations that the 'Tomos case' was initiated by Filaret

01 July, 09:01
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Petro Poroshenko in court - фото 1
Petro Poroshenko in court
The fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, commented on the report of Bishop Filaret's involvement in the criminal case on the Orthodox Church of Ukraine obtaining Tomos.

This was reported by NV.ua.

"Regardless of his further actions, there is no denying the significance of the honorary patriarch Filaret's mission in the creation of the OCU. I believe that whether he makes a statement or not, he will not be heavily criticised," Poroshenko said in an interview with Yanina Sokolova.

He claims that according to the official version, it was Mykhailo Dobkin, a 'parishioner of the UOC-KP', who initiated the Tomos case.

As reported before, a criminal case has been brought against Petro Poroshenko in connection with granting Tomos on Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

The State Bureau of Investigation stated that the proceedings for incitement to inter-religious hatred during the establishment of the OCU were initiated at the request of the parishioners of the Kyiv Patriarchate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The case was initiated in 2019 at the request of the head of the UOC-KP Filaret. Nevertheless, the UOC-KP denied it.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew granted Tomos on Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in January 2019.