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Constantinople Admits ‘Independent’ Ukrainian Church Was Created As Tool In Geopolitical Game

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Constantinople Admits 'Independent' Ukrainian Church Was Created As Tool In Geopolitical Game

Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I

Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew publicly admitted that the so-called ‘independent’ Orthodox Church of Ukraine had been created as a tool of the geopolitical standoff in eastern Europe.

Commenting on the Ukraine question to Кomanian media, he claimed that “for many years” religious and political “leaders of Ukraine” have been seeking to create an independent church, which was is “associated with democracy in the West than with a repressive regime in the East.”

Bartholomew added that he believes that the “mission” of the Ecumenical Patriarchate is to encourage and enable the creation of such a church. By this comment, the leader of the Constantinople Patriarchate officially confirmed that the creation of the ‘independent’ Ukrainian church was a solely political move and had little common with spiritual redemption and the Orthodox Church itself. The goal was to creat such an entity that will help to push the Ukrainian society into the ‘right direction’: The direction in which it will become a tool of forces supporting  the new of neo-liberalal World Order and the Cold War 2.0.

No surprise that these actions are leading to a split of the Orthodox World and undermining the credibility of the Orthodox Church as a religious system.

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Toronto Tonto

Yo Russia you have your churches in Russia don’t you worry about churches outside of the real Russian borders , its NOT your concern . And Ukraine is NOT part of Russia just so you know .

Sokrates

Okraina never existed.
all territory belongs to Russia.

Tony T.

You’re an expert on Churches and ecumenical matters I suppose?

TORKISH OTTOMAN SUPA SOLDIER

retard says what?

Ilya

And what of Ukranians and Russians in Ukraine that identify with Russian Orthodoxy?

Bessarabyn

It is .it is the birthplace of Christian Rus. The Kievan Rus.

Peter Jennings

The very fact that supposedly ‘pious’ religious folk can be found within the church who will gladly twist existing laws to facilitate political turmoil and expediency, does show that the church cares about the church and little else.

People would be better served listening to historians than the mumbo-jumbo uttered by self aggrandising and self indulgent types who like to insert a level of control between gov’ts and the people. The church at best can really only offer false hope.
Still, if religious doctrines manage to keep the gullible from killing each other i suppose it’s a good thing. However, history has shown that religious fractions usually have the opposite effect. In that respect church leaders are really no better than politicians on the make.

occupybacon

As all the churches, now what?

Ilya

Move the capital of Orthodoxy to Moscow, that’s where it should naturally be now.

Jonathan

De facto it’s already happened. Moscow sees no need to stir things up with a formal announcement of that which is already accomplished. And to put the icing on the cake, Putin is supporting the creation of an Orthodox “Vatican” at Sergei Posad.

I.Papadopoulos

You do not have to move it. It is already de-facto there. Read Canon 28 (4th Ec.Synod), it clicks exactly.
Only problem is !:
After say 100 years it may again “de facto” move to the capital of China or India!

Karen Bartlett

South Front, you forgot to mention Patriarch Onufry, the Patriarch of the canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

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