Mykhailo Zinkevych: One primate should be elected for UGCC, OCU and UOC
"Bishop" of the OCU Mykhailo Zinkevych said that before achieving victory, Ukraine needs to unite all confessions, including the Uniates.
"Hierarch" of the OCU Mykhailo Zinkevych, the head of the Volyn diocese, said on the air of "Konkurent TV" that it is necessary to speed up the unification of the UOC, Uniates and the OCU into one structure.
"Close Greek Catholics, the OCU and the UOC in one room to choose one primate. The historical moments that were, let them fade into oblivion, that was once. Now there is the future of Ukraine, and we see that we have an enemy at the door, and we need to unite as fast as possible," Zinkevych commented on his idea of electing "one primate".
He believes that we should take the tradition of electing the Pope from the Catholics as an example: "They are locked in one room until white smoke comes out because the Church is one. Nothing separates us. Everything else is minor manipulations.”
At the same time, the "hierarch" believes that "there won't be such a union without the will of the authorities:" I place great hope on the President. He's already grown from a theatrical figure to a statesman. I think that his next step is to grow up and understand that without the spiritual support of the state by the Church, speeding up victory will be difficult.”
In the event of the unification of the Churches, Zinkevych promised that "the victory will be much faster than until the New Year".
Earlier, the UOJ wrote that Zinkevych is awaiting another Tomos, for the united Church of the OCU, the UOC and the UGCC.