Until recently, Patriarch of Alexandria was also considered to be an "ally of Moscow," - OCU spokesman about the new head of the SOC

19 February, 09:42
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Until recently, Patriarch of Alexandria was also considered to be an "ally of Moscow," - OCU spokesman about the new head of the SOC - фото 1
The spokesman of the OCU, Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), considers it premature to classify the newly elected Patriarch of the Serbian Church as an ally of Moscow.

He wrote about this on his Facebook page.

"Let me answer those who, by arguing that the new Serbian Patriarch is a "supporter of Moscow" and "the Serbs are allies of Russia" are trying to prove that one should not congratulate the newly elected Patriarch nor wish him any good:

- not so long ago, Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria was considered "the key ally of Moscow»;

- not so long ago, according to polls among the EU countries, Greece had the highest percentage of those who approve of Putin - more than 60%;

- not so long ago, they said that' Cyprus is an ally of Moscow because there is big Russian money and influence there," the Archbishop said.

All these forecasts were not correct, the OCU hierarch argues.

"Now we are all happy with the support of the Churches of Alexandria, Cyprus and Greece. And it didn't occur "all of a sudden". Instead, it was possible to continue to sprinkle ashes on our heads and see everyone who is not yet our ally exclusively as an enemy.

Every long journey always begins with a single step. And it is better if it is a step forward. Jacob 4: 6: "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble," Archbishop Yevstratiy emphasized.