Filaret asks USA to protect Patriarch Bartholomew against the ROC attack
The US must ensure security for the Patriarch of Constantinople, Filaret believes.
The US must protect Patriarch Bartholomew from attacks that can be carried out by the Russian Orthodox Church. The head of the UOC KP said this during his interview with Voice of America.
"There you go: if the Patriarch gives the Tomos, then they will stop his commemoration," Filaret explained, answering the question what kind of attacks are meant. “And further, if the Tomos is handed in, then they will break the Eucharistic communion. That's why the Ecumenical Patriarch must feel protection."
Last week, the head of the UOC KP thanked the US for supporting the Phanar in creating autocephaly in Ukraine.
Earlier, the hierarch of the Church of Constantinople refuted the fake, replicated by the media, according to which representatives of the Russian delegation (during the meeting of the Patriarchs Kirill and Bartholomew) tried to poison Patriarch Bartholomew and other bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. At the same time, as a "Russian poisoner," prosecutors pointed to the man who actually turned out to be an employee of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and who offers water at all events of the Patriarchate.