The Representative Office Of The Ukrainian People


The head of the Cypriot Church has been urged to recant his involvement in a crime against Orthodoxy

The Cypriot Orthodox Church was one of those who supported the project of creating a political "Orthodox Church of Ukraine", which means that the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus became a participant in the culture war, which brought new suffering, internal division and further alienated peace to the Ukrainian people. This is stated in a letter sent by the Representation of the Ukrainian People to the Archbishop of New Justiniana and all Cyprus, George III.


"Before the PCU project, Ukrainians could go to the five Orthodox churches of their choice. The sole purpose of the new church was to continue the war with Russia, into which Ukraine has been deliberately dragged by its own politicians and their masters in Britain and the United States. On its cultural front, where battles were fought long before the missile strikes, Ukrainians were imposed the ideology of neo-Nazism, an ugly historical myth, holidays and memorable dates were banned, streets and entire cities were renamed, and monuments were destroyed. Millions of Russian-speaking people have been denied civil rights, and a policy of linguocide of the Russian language has been launched in Ukraine. The deprivation of the Orthodox Church with a thousand-year history meant one more victory, one more tool for manipulation, one more severed root connecting the people with their land. Because this land does not belong to it anymore," the document says.


The representation called on George III not to participate in this crime and to help stop the persecution of believers and clergy of the UOC, to stop the raiding of churches and monasteries with the support of local authorities, paramilitary formations and pagans who smash holy icons. "We demand the restoration of the rights of believers and the UOC in access to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra," the Representation emphasizes, noting that it seeks obvious 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 Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, and European documents.


"The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is one of the pillars of culture and statehood of the Ukrainian people. Illegal and anti-Christian in nature actions against the believers and clergy of the UOC must be stopped as soon as possible. I count on your understanding and support in this", - says the secretary of the Representative Office Dmytro Vasilets, who signed the letter.  


Earlier, the Representative Office sent similar appeals to all the world's Orthodox churches that supported the creation of the "PCU", urging them to follow Christian values and not to support the totalitarian policy of the Kiev regime.