Patriarch Kirill: I would be ready to accept the Ukrainian nationality

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The patriarch Kirill during visit to Ukraine after the Divine liturgy in Sacredly - Uspenska Pochayevska to monastery met the Ukrainian clergy. About it reports newsru

. As the Patriarch declared at a meeting, for strengthening of unity of Russian Orthodox Church he is ready to take a nonconventional step, including to accept the Ukrainian nationality. Kirill declared it after the offer to spend half a year in Moscow, half a year in Kiev.

"This very good offer, only a little bit still to the Patriarch and forces is more than health. I would be ready to accept the Ukrainian nationality", - the head of Russian Orthodox Church told.

As the Patriarch added, split which happened in Ukraine, including the wrong church policy of Moscow caused, reports ITAR - TASS. The patriarch especially noted that this policy nevertheless not malicious, but rather carried out by inertia since then when all lived in one state. Kirill also declared need for new living conditions of the sovereign states to rethink a role of the Moscow Patriarch.

As the head of Russian Orthodox Church noted, after taking office he disposed along with the patriarchal standard and the Russian flag to establish in the Throne-room of the patriarchal residence in the Danilovy monastery also flags of all states on which jurisdiction of the Moscow patriarchy extends.

According to the head, bishops of Russian Orthodox Church who serve in the territory of the Russian Federation, less, than all others: 49% serve in the territory of Russia, and 51% in other countries.


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