Primate of the UOC, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry. Photo: 112.ua
Metropolitan Onuphry believes the Tomos is a fake document that people have accepted out of simplicity and naivety.
The Primate of the UOC, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry said in his exclusive interview on the “TV channel that the Tomos story in Ukraine was a victory of promotion and campaigning.
In particular, His Beatitude noted that “what happened to the so-called Tomos was the victory of promotion and campaigning”.
According to him, “This Tomos is not real, but fake. People kissed it out of naivety and simplicity because they thought it was our hope. But this is not the document called Tomos.”
Answering the question of the journalist about the return of the community of the village of Morozovka to the canonical Church, Metropolitan Onuphry stressed that “in Morozovka people went (to the OCU – Ed.) because of naivety. They listened to the advertising and thought that if Tomos was accepted, the war would cease and God would shower us with benefits, gold, and silver.”
However, as the Primate of the UOC says, faced with reality, “the people in Morozovka were among the first to realize that they did it wrong. They realized that this is not the right place and not the right Church. They understood that this is not the Church of God but a political organization and that this is not the way that is needed for a person to build their spiritual life.”
Earlier, the UOJ wrote that the Primate of the UOC, Metropolitan Onuphry, believes that the terms stipulated by Constantinople in the Tomos of the OCU enslave the Ukrainian people to the Patriarch of Constantinople.