Granting Ukraine Thomas is a corporate business project for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and political project for the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
This commentary, ГолосUA said the scientist, head of the center “Third Sector” Andrei Zolotarev.
“This is a political-business project. For Bartholomew is a great temptation to dramatically increase the economic potential of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which, in fact, was a negligible number of parishes. And here in Ukraine President promises Stavropigio and so on – in General, it’s good business,” said the analyst.
According to A. Zolotarev, Poroshenko is a political project.
“Society here is not good. It is a violation of article 35 of the Constitution. Active participation of the President and senior officials of the State in the solution of the Church question (we have the separation of Church and state), and here is the place to be attempting to create a state Church. It is not a secret that the company is a reputable business of Dnepropetrovsk and, apparently, on the “fellowship” and implemented the project “Tomos”. Therefore, there is nothing sacred, by and large, no. Judging by the fact that the main local churches are not recognized by the DNC, it reminds the more secular project,” he said.
Recall Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed a Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The ceremony took place in the Patriarchal Church of St. George in the territory of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul.It was attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with his wife, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Epiphany.