Novinsky: Ukraine needs to increasingly use peacekeeping potential of UOC
The UOC is the true Church, which has not abandoned Her children and shares with them all those afflictions brought about by the war in the Donbas, the MP noted.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a true Church of the Ukrainian people, whose potential must be used in the peacekeeping process, stressed Vadim Novinsky, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
“The Ukrainian Orthodox Church works and continues to carry out Her ministry everywhere – in the Crimea and in the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Everywhere,” the politician recalled on the air of the Nash television channel. “Not a single UOC priest has fled the line of contact, the line of fire, no one. Everybody chose to stay in their parishes, with their believers, with their worshipers to share with them all the hardships of these terrible problems in the region. ”The MP explained that namely for this reason it is necessary to involve the canonical Church in the peacemaking process.
“Therefore, our Church is the true Church of the Ukrainian people. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She carries out Her ministry everywhere, throughout Ukraine. The point is that it is necessary to involve namely the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church for the peacekeeping process,” he emphasized.
Mr. Novinsky also congratulated the Ukrainians on the Feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and wished that the heart of every Ukrainian always offers a prayer to the Most Holy Trinity.
Earlier it became known that the UGCC together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would inform the world about the war in the Donbas. A few days later, MP from the "Servant of the People" Party Irina Vereshchuk allowed the participation of the head of the UGCC Sviatoslav Shevchuk and the head of the OCU Epiphany Dumenko in the negotiations on ORDLO.