Ekaterinburg. July 14. INTERFAX – Press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest Alexander Volkov expects that during the celebration of the baptism of Rus in Ukraine will be ensured the safety of the pilgrims.
“Nobody, hopefully, will not prevent the believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church make their common prayer here, at the monument to St. Prince Vladimir, and to reaffirm their loyalty to Orthodoxy. No need yet for someone to intervene, and indeed to intervene in it, no,” said father Alexander reporters in Yekaterinburg on Saturday after a meeting of the Holy Synod.
According to him, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church “absolutely independent in its decisions, actions, and in his dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities”.
“We pray and rely on the fact that no provocation was not going to happen,” said father Alexander.
He recalled that for many years the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of 27 July, on the eve of the Day of the baptism of Russia, held in Kyiv at the monument to St. Prince Vladimir the procession and moleben.