Russian military aid did not only stop terrorism but also prevented a genocide of Christians in the Middle East, said Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’ Kirill, RIA Novosti news agency reported on January 7.
At the opening of the 21st World Russian People’s Council, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill addressed the participants with words regarding the centennial of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution (The Great October Socialist Revolution), the web-site of the Moscow Patriarchate reported on October 2nd.
Patriarch of All Bulgaria and Metropolitan of Sofia Neophyte strongly criticized the proposed anti-church bills by the Ukrainian parliament, according to the TASS News Agency on June 13.
The head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church sent a letter to the Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko.
The Patriarch states in his letter, “We consider the proposed changes to be of openly discriminatory nature, they clearly violate the principle of equality of religious organizations before the law, and leaves their fate to be decided by other people. This creates a legal basis for schismatics and extremists to take over churches of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.”
Archpriest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) (the UOC MP) Nikolai Danilevich posted on Facebook on May 19 that the reason for summoning the Ukrainian ambassador to the Vatican was the prospect of Ukrainian members of parliament passing anti-Orthodox laws, as REGNUM information agency reported.