December 3, 2018
In an episode of “The Archpastor” TV program (Yekaterinburg), Bishop Irinejof Bačka (Serbian Orthodox Church) spoke about various topics.
Here is what he had to say on the Ukrainian issue:
“We deeply regret that the Ecumenical Patriarch in his personal capacity, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate as a whole, have (in my opinion and in the opinion of the majority of our theologians and hierarchs), made the greatest mistake in the whole history of the Ecumenical Throne of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
I say it here for the first time, I have never said this before to the media: Ten years ago, maybe more, I told the ecumenical patriarch privately that I urged him not to interfere in the Ukrainian issue, because that would provoke an immense tragedy, not only there, but in the whole Orthodox world.
I am not a prophet, but I knew enough about the situation and history, that it was easily predictable. Unfortunately, he did it.
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