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Ex-priest of Moscow Patriarchate told about propaganda in church

Fri, 14.12.2018 16:11



Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has always bring to reality propaganda's aims. Such statement was voiced by former priest of the UOC-MP Ihor Savva. According to his words, russian propaganda was primarily aimed at defamation of The Kyiv Patriarchate, creating a feeling that it is forbidden to even look in their direction, not to say visit them or communicate, the priest told Ukrayinska Pravda.

"I've recently began to get to know the Kyiv Patriarchate, and it turned out there were exactly the same people there, the same believers, priests, as well as in the UOC-MP," he said.

"You know, this has always been like that. For me personally and for people who came with me to our church, it all seemed not as some political or civil confrontation, but rather as a struggle for truth. From the very beginning, they've been programming us that there was only one true church, and that is the one in Russia," he said.

"Only over time, have I and other priests begun to figure out that this confrontation is artificial and that it has nothing to do with any spiritual matters," said the priest. When asked whether pro-Russian propaganda in the UOC-MP expanded after the Maidan and the beginning of war, the priest said: "There was such a peculiar type of language – it's hard for me to describe it... I was growing up in the times of the Soviet Union, and I remember this state of mind when the world around you seems to consist of two parts – in your mind, you think one thing, but you're forced to show other people something else. Or it's like being one type of man while you're at home and another person while in public. It's a kind of schizophrenia," Savva said.

Earlier experts assessed possibility of Russian's invasion.

Source: UNIAN

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