UOC spokesman: the Ombudsman tells a blatant lie about the Church
Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych underscored that the state artificially casts the UOC as the enemy.
The spokesman of the UOC, Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych, said that the Ombudsman of Ukraine Dmytro Lubinets, speaking to the UN delegation that the UOC belongs to the Russian Federation, that the Church supports the occupation and the war, is explicitly lying. He announced this on his telegram channel.
The Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC notes that the Left Bank publication distorted the words of the Ombudsman even more, giving the following title: "The UOC-MP covers up its crimes by manipulating the rights of believers, – Lubinets."
“It seems that the Ukrainian media and individual officials deliberately inflate and artificially form the image of the enemy from the UOC. And by this they objectively harm the state, writing their own citizens into the ranks of enemies, defending it (the state),” the spokesman of the UOC said.
As the UOJ reported, on March 24, Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets met with Denise Brown, Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Ukraine, and Matilda Bogner, Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, to discuss the rights of believers in Ukraine.