The redistribution of Church property between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate may result in a civil war.
Such opinion on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” stated the journalist, the founder of the Internet edition “GORDON” Dmitry Gordon, commenting on the statement by Patriarch Filaret.
“The whole story started with the Tomos, is a big mistake. I have respect for Patriarch Filaret, but his words that in case of granting of the Tomos (the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – ed.) will take ownership of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate, including the monastery, is a time bomb big mistake”, – he said.
“I think he must make a clarification. Because as soon as the redistribution of Church property, could begin a full – scale civil war,” – said the journalist.
He also urged the Ukrainian authorities not to interfere in Church Affairs.
“I want to say to our government: do not meddle in Church Affairs, forget about them! Let them cook it themselves in their own juice. The Church, according to the Constitution, separated from the state, it is necessary to remember it”, – said Gordon.