The Representative Office Of The Ukrainian People


The Patriarch of All Africa has been asked not to participate in the culture war

The decision of the Alexandrian Church to support the political project "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" means participation in a culture war that has nothing to do with the spiritual life of the Ukrainian people. Therefore, the right decision was to refuse such support and to protect the believers and clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This is stated in the letter of the Representative Office of the Ukrainian people addressed to the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II.


As the secretary of the Representative Office Dmytro Vasilets notes, the emergence of the project "PCU" pursued a single goal: the continuation of the war with Russia, in which Ukraine is deliberately drawn by its own politicians and their masters in Britain and the United States. And before that, a real culture war was unleashed on the territory of the country, when the ideology of neo-Nazism, an ugly historical myth, was imposed on Ukrainians, and millions of Russian-speaking people were denied civil rights.


"Depriving the Orthodox of the Church with a thousand-year history meant another victory, another tool for manipulation, another severed root connecting the people to their land. Because this land does not belong to it anymore," the appeal reads.


In this regard, the Representative Office called on the Primate of the Alexandrian Church to realize his mistake and help stop the persecution of the UOC, stop the raiding of churches and monasteries, in particular, to return to the faithful the possibility of access to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.


"The Church in Ukraine is separate from the state, and we seek manifest justice: respect for the Constitution of Ukraine, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, and other documents such as the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the OSCE Guidelines on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security," the Representative Office said.