The President’s administration on Bankova. Photo: NewsUkrainian media reported that on 22 October, the UPC allegedly preparing a protest against the project “the Country in the smartphone” and the lifting of the moratorium on land sales in Ukraine.
“Parishioners expect the night from 21 to 22 November to bring to Kiev and to start the morning “prayer vigil” at the office of the President on Bankova street, 11,” – said on 18 October, the portal “Religion in Ukraine”, arguing that the protest action was “blessed with three of the Metropolitan of the UOC (MP), one of which is in the Synod”: the Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail Agafangel, Metropolitan of Dnepropetrovsk and Pavlograd Irenaeus, as well as the Governor of the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, Metropolitan Vladimir of Pochaev. Following the “Religion in Ukraine” the news as proven fact published and other resources, particularly “RICE”.
Data media claim that “on October 22 at the walls of the presidential Administration planned another protest (believers of the UOC – Ed.) aimed against the presidential project “the Country in the smartphone” and the forthcoming lifting of the moratorium on land sales in Ukraine.”
In this regard it is stated that “in the social networks of the UOC (MP) distributed the announcements with a call to participate in protest actions”, which supposedly has the blessing of the lords. The publication even listed the Bank account number where to transfer the money in support of the campaign.
SPM contacted all these three hierarchs of the UOC, who reported that none of them her blessing to conduct the protests in Kiev did not give and did not know about them. Thus we can confidently assert that “Religion in Ukraine”, “RICE” and other publications that published this information, spreading fake and a provocation against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich also commented on these publications, stressing that the UOC has announced to the stock any way.
“In the Kiev Metropolitanate of the UOC, no one asked for the blessing to hold such shares and his Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine Onufry was not blessed such an action, wrote the speaker of the UOC on his Facebook page. – Besides, in social networks covered by the reference to the three metropolitans of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the blessing which is supposed to take place this campaign. Of the Kyiv Metropolis associated with said masters, who said that did not give any blessings to this action and do not have any relation to it. And it’s obvious, because if this action expressed the position of the Church or was the Church’s nature, necessarily had to be agreed with the head. Thus summing up, it should be said that the UOC is irrelevant to this action, did not give blessings upon its execution and does not bear for it any responsibility”.
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