UOC (MP) lobbyist to oppose the free transition of parishes to the OCU, - Cerkvarium
Representatives of Chernivtsi-Bukovina Diocese of the ROC in Ukraine (UOC-MP) were present during the presentation of the new Chairman of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration by Deputy Chairman of the Office of the President; Serhiy Trofimov on November 25.
This is reported by the Information and Educational Department of the ROC in Ukraine.
Representatives of the diocese of the Russian Church in Ukraine complained to Trofimov against the interference of the previous Chairman in the Affairs of the Church and "forceful seizures of churches." At the same time, they noted that they do not want any preferences for themselves, they want only that Church-state relations are maintained in accordance with the legislation.
On the released video, the Secretary of the diocese complains about the previous Deputy Chairman of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration, the head of the Department of Culture and two of its employees, as well as that “the entire legal Department” of the regional state administration behave incomprehensibly.
To which Mr. Trofimov obediently answered that “we will fix everything."
The priest expressed hope that the new Chairman of RSA will hear them, and Trofimov answers: "We will hear, and I will make everything”.
As noted by Сerkvarium, the ROC elected Serhiy as their authorized Deputy for a reason. As Antikor website reported, Mr. Trofimov is closely associated with this Church jurisdiction and even studied at the Theological Academy of the ROC in Ukraine.
Also, he allegedly interferes in the competition for the post of head of the State Service for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience, as a result of which the winner for the post of Andriy Yurash was "flunked” during the interview by the Chairman of the Party “Servant of the people” Oleksandr Kornienko.
As noted, for the ROC in Ukraine, any actions of authorities, including manual control, are not illegal interference in the affairs of the Church, if they are aimed against opponents of the ROC in Ukraine or serve its interests.
The ROC in Ukraine insists that the OCU is a political project, although, in fact, it turns out that without the active support of those in power, it is the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine that feels uncomfortable and announces the implementation of persecutions, the worst even in the times of the Bolsheviks. And only full support from "their" power is pledge of absence" any preferences” for this jurisdiction as it was at the time of Victor Yanukovych.
Under paragraph 28 of article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the presidential decree of 20.06.2019 № 417/2019 set up the Office of the President of Ukraine, which is a permanent subsidiary body, whose main task is organizational, legal, advisory, information, expert-analytical and other support of the President of Ukraine to execute his powers defined by the Constitution of Ukraine.