UK Government Sanctions Patriarch Kirill of Russia
OCP News Service – 17/6/22
Moscow-Russia: Irrespective of the decision my the European Union of no to sanction Patriarch Kirill, the United Kingdom has moved forward with their decision to sanction the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. According to the press release by the UK government ‘Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, sanctioned for his support and endorsement of Putin’s war’.
The act of the UK government was slammed by V.R. Legoyda (the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Relations of the Church with Society and the Media and the acting Head of the Press Service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia). He stated that “To begin with, attempts to intimidate the Primate of the Russian Church with something or force him to renounce his views are senseless, absurd and unpromising. The family of the Patriarch went through years of godless persecution, he himself grew up and formed under conditions of colossal pressure on the faith, which he always resisted with honor”.
OCP News Service