From the very beginning the initiative of Ukraine of the Tomos of autocephaly was a tension between faiths. Such opinion on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” stated the ex-Minister of justice of Ukraine Oleksandr Lavrynovych.
He noted that today the statements of Patriarch Filaret “nothing good to see,” but said that completely didn’t hear the speech, but was surprised that we are talking about the property issues.
“I mean that those who are potentially vying to lead the new Church says, in the first place, property that should belong to, is somehow not quite spiritually perceived. As for the other comments, it goes higher degrees. From the beginning, as was initiated by the question of obtaining Thomas, in Ukraine there is a tension between faiths and between members,” – said Lavrynovych.
He also pointed to the use of political slogans during the celebration of the baptism of Rus: “It does not add to peace of mind and confidence that in Ukraine the religious world will be saved”.
We will remind, today, Patriarch Filaret stated that through the adoption of a single local Orthodox Church it is possible to overcome the split in the Ukrainian Church. He is confident that bloodshed or violence after Thomas and the property will belong to communities.