Filaret: Epiphany has no conscience

21 October 2020 17:42
Epiphany and Filaret. Photo: Epiphany and Filaret. Photo:

The head of the liquidated UOC-KP said that the "dishonest" Epiphany and the ex-president of Ukraine committed a crime against the Ukrainian people.

Epiphany has no conscience, because "an honest man cannot act like that." The head of the UOC-KP Filaret Denisenko claimed this in an interview, which was aired on Ukraine 24 TV channel on October 20, 2020.

Filaret recalled that the head of the OCU Epiphany Dumenko, together with ex-President Petro Poroshenko, “re-registered all the property of the Kyiv Patriarchate for the OCU, took everything they could and, most importantly, deregistered the Kyiv Patriarchate – I don’t know how, but they did it.”

“This posse together committed the above crime,” Denisenko said. “I qualify it as a crime not only against the Church but also against the Ukrainian people, because it resulted in discord. Before the arrival of the Tomos for the OCU, there used to be the Kyiv Patriarchate and the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate. We were in opposition, but there was no such enmity."

One needs to ask Epiphany personally why he did so, added the "patriarch".

“If I had not nominated him, had not fought for him, he would never have become the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, never! And all the bishops talk about this. He became the primate thanks to my persistence. However, having become the primate, instead of gratitude, he began to take away my property, re-register all the premises under his name and finally deregistered the Kyiv Patriarchate. Tell me – does such a person have a conscience or not? Can an honest man do this? I think that an honest person cannot do this if he has a conscience. And if he has no conscience, then everything is allowed,” he stressed.

As a reminder, Filaret also said that the United States influenced the bestowal of the Tomos for the OCU.

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