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  • Kiril Bart
    The meeting of patriarch Aleksija II with the head of communist Party Ukraine P. Simonenko was held December, 6. During a meeting the head of MP and the leader
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 14, 2001
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      The meeting of patriarch Aleksija II with the head of
      communist Party Ukraine P. Simonenko was held
      December, 6. During a meeting the head of MP and the
      leader of " the largest party(set) of Ukraine " have
      discussed " a wide spectrum of questions ". In
      particular, problems of mutual relation of church and
      the state, the Ukrainian church splittings, a
      spiritual - moral condition of a society, various
      aspects of a church-political situation on Ukraine
      were mentioned.

      P.Simonenko has informed head of MP on a position of
      the deputy corps of Supreme Ukrainian Rada in relation
      to participation of Constantinopol Patriarchate in the
      decision of " the Ukrainian church question ". It(he)
      has informed, that deputies Supreme Rada have sent the
      letter to the name of Constantinopol Patriarch
      Varfolomeja with the request " to not support
      unilateral contacts to the Ukrainian not initial
      formations(educations) outside of the program of joint
      actions with the Moscow patriarchy ". It, in opinion
      of deputies, " causes negative reaction of numerous
      believers, authority ������������������� of church "
      undermines.

      P.Simonenko has declared about " full and
      unconditional " support by communists of the Ukraine
      to Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in
      its(her) opposition to " non canonical groups ". The
      chapter of Communist Party also has declared: " As
      against others, we in practice protect initial
      orthodoxy on Ukraine, acted and we oppose an
      arbitrariness, in relation to the Ukrainian orthodox
      church both by the central authority, and local
      officials ".

      Patriarch Aleksy II has approved a position of
      communist Party of Ukraine in relation to " illegal
      reprisals " against clerics and believers in the
      Soviet period. As is known, September, 18 this year
      P.Simonenko has declared on behalf of a party(set): "
      we apologize orthodox christians and the believer of
      other faiths for sufferings and dropped out on their
      share in tough times. We do not admit(allow)
      recurrence of a similar policy(politics) and we shall
      make everything that believers did not doubt of
      sincerity of our position on a recognition of tragical
      pages of a history ".

      December, 7 P.Simonenko's meet with secretary ���� MT
      archpriest Nikolay Balashov, on which was held were
      discussed the various questions concerning a modern
      situation in Ukraine.
      Sorry for bad translation.
      Subdeacon Kirill


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