UOC-MP denies sending its priests to meet with the OCU
This is reported by Glavkom.
On July 5, representatives of the OCU and the UOC-MP held a meeting on the territory of St. Sophia of Kyiv. However, later representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate already stated that none of the official representatives of their clergy was at the meeting in St. Sofia.
"No one from the Church delegated the priests who took part in this meeting to represent the point of view of the clergy and millions of lay people of the UOC. This event was organized by representatives of the Ministry of culture, so only this organization is responsible for all organizational issues, including the composition of participants.
The media have reported that the participants of this meeting talked about what the UOC and OCU have in common and what is the difference. I don't know what they came to," said Metropolitan Klyment (Vecherya), chairman of the Synodal Information and Educational Department of the UOC-MP, quoted by the pro-Russian Telegram channel "Politika Strany".
As reported, on the eve of representatives of the OCU and the UOC-MP held a meeting on the premises of St. Sophia of Kyiv. Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko expressed hope that this meeting is "the beginning of a new, Wise, strong path of our churches for the sake of a free and peaceful future of Ukraine."
At the end of the event, the clergy signed a Declaration of Understanding.