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Priest: transfer of the head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church in "enemies of Ukraine" is a nonsense - RIA Novosti, 9/26/2018

MOSCOW, 26 Sep – RIA Novosti. Creators of the database of the website "Peacekeeper" enter "enemies of Ukraine" of the best people of the Ukrainian society which the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Onufry is in the list, the former head of the patriarchal press service, the chairman of information commission at Diocesan council of Moscow archpriest Vladimir Vigilyansky has told RIA Novosti, commenting on entering of the head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church into base of the infamous website. According to information on the portal, the metropolitan Onufry was included in the database as "the agent of influence of Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine" and "the opponent of creation of independent local church in Ukraine". Earlier there have brought the deputy of Kiev Pechersk Lavra of the Metropolitan of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Pavel.© the RIA Novosti / Stringer to Pass into an image bank of Ukrainian Orthodox Church I have demanded from the Constantinople exarchs to leave her territory "the best people of Ukraine get To the infamous website "Peacekeeper", and it is even strange that the metropolitan Onufry there wasn't earlier. Of course, it is the most real modern confessor, the person of absolutely strong belief. Thereby the website "Peacekeeper" shows the essence — what enlists such Saint people in "enemies of Ukraine". It is, of course, a nonsense" — I have told Вигилянский.Сайт "Peacekeeper" is known for scandalous publications in which he will publish data of journalists, rebels from the self-proclaimed the DPR and LPR and other citizens whom calls "traitors of the homeland". In the spring of 2016 "Peacekeeper" has published lists of journalists, including foreign which obtained accreditation self-proclaimed the DPR and LPR, with the indication of their contact information then to some of them threats arrived. Dunja Mijatoviç who was then the OSCE Representative on freedom of media called the publication "a disturbing step which can threaten even more safety of journalists". Actions of owners of the website "Peacekeeper" were criticized also by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova. She called the publication "a direct appeal to punishment over journalists". The president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko tries to achieve recognition of uncanonical religious structures and creation of uniform local autocephalous church in Ukraine, promising to respect at the same time the rights of believers initial Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Earlier Constantinople patriarchy "within preparation for granting autocephaly" appointed the exarchs in Kiev. Besides, the Constantinople patriarch Varfolomey has said that he intends to provide to Ukraine autocephaly. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church called similar actions invasion on the initial territory of other local church and have urged the patriarch Varfolomey to stop the intervention, and "exarchs" of the Constantinople patriarchy – to leave Kiev.© the RIA Novosti / Stringer to Pass into an image bank the Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church has urged the Verkhovna Rada to refuse anti-church the zakonoproyektovrussky orthodox church, in turn, has gone to actual "severance of diplomatic relations" with the Constantinople patriarchy. The synod of the Russian church declared the termination of commemoration of the patriarch Varfolomey



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