The Russian Orthodox Church has commented on the State Department’s reaction to the situation with the UOC

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The ROC commented on the State Department’s reaction to the situation with the UOC

The Russian Orthodox Church commented on the State Department’s reaction to the situation with the UOC – RIA Novosti, 11/04/2023

The ROC commented on the State Department’s reaction to the situation with the UOC

Unaware of the Ukrainian authorities’ persecution of the Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the US State Department is showing “incredibly selective ignorance”, said… RIA Novosti, 04/11/2023

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MOSCOW, April 11 – RIA Novosti. Unaware of the Ukrainian authorities’ persecution of the Canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the US State Department is showing “incredibly selective ignorance”, Volodymyr Legoyda, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s synodal department for relations with society and the media. Earlier, State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel, in response to a RIA Novosti request for comment on attacks on canonical UOC facilities and parishioners, said he did not know. Nothing. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commenting on her remarks, said that in the West they “do not see, do not hear, do not notice” the seizure by the authorities and the schismatics of the lavra of Kiev-Pechersk, the persecution of the UOC and the violation of religious freedoms in Ukraine. “What fantastically selective ignorance was shown yesterday by the Deputy Official Representative of the US State Department. It turns out that in their picture of the world there is absolutely no fact of almost daily forced seizures of churches, physical violence and humiliation of parishioners and clergy, violation of all laws, searches and accusations of the clergy under absolutely far-fetched pretexts. Everything is in order there with rights and freedoms. And the fact that the large-scale persecution of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church is taking place, and everything goes to its actual ban, this is something that we have probably dreamed of. The State Department, together with international organizations, is not not in progress,” Legoyda wrote on his Telegram channel. Over the past year, Ukrainian authorities have staged the largest wave of persecution of the UOC in the country’s recent history. Referring to its links with Russia, local authorities in different regions of Ukraine have decided to ban the activities of the UOC, and a draft law on its effective ban in Ukraine has been submitted to the country’s parliament. The authorities imposed sanctions against some representatives of the UOC clergy. Ukraine’s Security Service has begun criminal proceedings against UOC clergy, carrying out “counter-intelligence activities” – searches of bishops and priests, in churches and monasteries, seeking evidence of “anti-Ukrainian activities”. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’ had previously called on the authorities to the monks to leave the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, which Orthodox Christians consider one of the earthly heritages of the Mother of God, as an “act monstrous”. He addressed the primates of local Orthodox churches, Pope Francis, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and other religious leaders and representatives of international organizations with messages in which he called on them to “do every possible effort” to prevent the expulsion of the monks and the closure of the monastery. Pope Francis also expressed concern about the situation at kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and called on “parties involved in the war to respect places of worship”.

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The Russian Orthodox Church has commented on the State Department’s reaction to the situation with the UOC

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