Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan pressed to resign??
[Believe it or not, the situation started with the disappearance of an Igumenia and her keleinitsa from a monastery. When they returned days later saying they were lost, there were signs that they had been beaten. Word has it that mucho dinero was demanded from them for expenses connected with the 1,025 anniversary of Rus' baptism......there's much more to this story and the cast of characters is huge...to be continued....]
Unedited achine translation:
June 20, 2013, 20:41
PAPER: As for pressure on Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) to demand his resignation. Statement by the Press Center of the Kiev Patriarchate
After receiving information about the pressure, with the use of the situation surrounding the disappearance of two nuns Pokrovsky monastery in Kyiv and with elements of blackmail, now known forces allegedly carried out and the people on the Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) in order to force him to submit his resignation from the position of the Primate of the UOC-MP With the blessing of the Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret Press Centre of the Patriarchate of Kiev states the following.
If this information is true and Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan), as has happened several times before, is under pressure to force him to resign from his post as the Primate of the UOC - Kyiv Patriarchate calls on Metropolitan Vladimir in any case do not give in to undue pressure .
We also call upon the bishops of the UOC MP, if the pressure is still such a petition signed by Metropolitan or announced on his behalf - not satisfy him as not voluntary.
Kiev Patriarchate calls on the President and the government to check the accuracy of the information about the pressure in the case of confirmation - to protect the Primate of the UOC-MP led by the Church from undue interference in the statutory activities because such interference is a threat to the church and civil peace, will cause resentment and resistance, which can be particularly unacceptable on the eve of 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus-Ukraine.
Press center of the Kiev Patriarchate, June 20, 2013
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