The Ukrainian orthodox church of the Moscow patriarchy declared that in the message by mistake called the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine the genocide act, The Kommersant — Ukraine newspaper reports.
As writes the edition, last Thursday the Sacred synod of UPTs MT I distributed the address" on the occasion of mournful date - 75-й anniversaries of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine" in which the Holodomor is called by "the genocide act".
On Friday in a press - service UPTs MT use of this term called "a problem of speech writers".
"No political context at the word use genocide was meant. Simply speech writer who prepared the text, got used that all around speak about genocide", - the head declared a press - services Vasily Anisimov.
According to him, the question of Holodomor recognition by genocide of the Ukrainian people in official circles of hierarches of UPTs MT wasn't discussed, as "churches all the same what representatives of nationalities were tortured: the majority of them were orthodox, and it is the tragedy of all church".
Anisimov added that if he personally "read this document, the word genocide would be replaced with any neutral term".
According to data of the last research of Institute of a demography and social researches NAN of Ukraine, for years of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine 3,5 million people were lost.