Patriarch Kirill against the separation of the Orthodox people of Russia and Ukraine

Patriarch Kirill against the separation of the Orthodox people of Russia and Ukraine

The separation of the Orthodox people of Russia and Ukraine will never be achieved, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has said.

“Today we cannot but grieve over what is happening in brotherly Ukraine. Undoubtedly, the same spirits of evil under heaven have ganged up on our Church, seeking not only to divide the Orthodox people of Russia and Ukraine, but to make a chasm between us. <…> I am deeply convinced that because all these efforts are not from God and not with God’s blessing, the true goal will never be achieved”, – said the Patriarch.