Sands: Interchurch conflict in Ukraine is tightly mixed with politics
The Kremlin has no right to interfere in Church processes, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, when asked to comment on the establishment of the Ukrainian Autocephalous local Church.
“The attitude of our Russian Orthodox Church is very well known,” — said the representative of the Kremlin. “We are talking about inter-Church relations,” he said.
“We do not feel justified to interfere in these processes — continued Sands. — Although Ukraine separatist activities tightly mixed with politics, which, of course, according to the Church canons is hardly acceptable”.
“But the dissenters of Church canons hardly observe, — said the press Secretary of the head of state. Is an interdenominational case, we have no right to interfere in them”.
When asked what was meant by that separatist activities are tightly intermingled with the policy, Peskov said: “what is happening is a direct intervention of the President of Ukraine”and so forth.
Speaking about whether this topic up today at the operational meeting of the Russian security Council, a Kremlin spokesman said that this event takes place without pre-prepared and recorded in the agenda.