The President of Ukraine P. Poroshenko fears of open conflict honorable Patriarch Filaret and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.
This commentary, ГолосUA said political analyst Alexei Yakubina.
“I do not exclude that the fact that Poroshenko gave Filaret of the Hero of Ukraine, is an attempt to appease him from the authorities that there has not begun a public scandal, the showdown between Filaret (Patriarch of Constantinople) Bartholomew. I think Filaret understands that what happened (after receiving Thomas) is the metropolis, and I call it a hybrid autocephaly, because it is Autocephalous in name only, the dependence of the Church of Constantinople to be overcome. In fact, this newly created structure – ptsu is totally dependent on the Patriarch of Constantinople, and that the Patriarch makes such a statement, I think, tells us that he is not ready to give up the fight for even a symbolic status from the Patriarchate of Constantinople,” – described the situation the analyst.
According to political scientist A. Yakubina, ambitions Filaret much more those opportunities that can provide the current Ukrainian government.
“If we remember the Decree on the decision of the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which they published back in the fall, they Filaret generally positioned as the former Metropolitan of Kiev. But when the Patriarch makes a statement that he will fight for the status of Patriarchate, it is necessary to understand so: Filaret just the status of Hero of Ukraine is not satisfied. He is ready to confront Bartholomew and strive to obtain at least some formal status. Moreover, he continues to serve in the Vladimir Cathedral (Dean PCU) Epiphanius somehow bypasses the question of what is the status of Bartholomew now,” he said.
Previously honorary Patriarch Filaret stated that the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) will acquire the status of a Patriarchate.