UOC Chancellor: State intervention in church life brings trouble to society
When politicians create their own controlled religious organization, this leads to troubles in society, says Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) of the UOC.
The interference of politicians in the life of the Church with the creation of their own alternative religious organizations, which they can rule, leads to troubles in the whole society, said the UOC Chancellor, Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) of Boryspil and Brovary, in a video the seizure of UOC churches published on his Facebook page.
“The more the state sometimes interferes with the life of the Church, the greater trouble there is in society. Politicians create their own religion, which they can control,” said Metropolitan Anthony. He noted that now the Church is praying to the Lord for the granting of patience to the parishioners and the hierarchy of the UOC to survive this difficult time, and reason to the authorities for the development of Ukrainian society.