Poroshenko compared the Church to a social network

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the Church social network. He stated this during a meeting with students of the National University named after Taras Shevchenko, reports RIA Novosti.

“I don’t like any social network is guided by the office, which is located in Moscow. By the way, the Church is also a concern, because it is also in a certain way the social network”, he said.

may 13, the Holy Synod canonically unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church the Kiev Patriarchate accused Russia of meddling in its “Church business”. The clergy noted that Moscow is trying to hamper the process of obtaining autocephaly. The Church underlines that the Russian government and the leadership of the Moscow Patriarchate carried out the pressure on Constantinople.

In April Poroshenko addressed the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, calling on the publication of Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in the country. However, he promised that the Ukrainians will not forbid to visit the Moscow Patriarchate. “If someone wants to attend Church, the center of which is located outside of our state, is their right. Nobody has the right pointing finger to prevent a visit,” said he.