Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called the Russian Orthodox Church responsible for Russiaʼs war against Ukraine.
Reuters writes about it.
"The Church and the leadership of Russia cooperated in the crime of aggression and share responsibility for the crimes committed, such as the shocking kidnapping of Ukrainian children," he noted.
He added that the Russian authorities use the church as a tool to achieve their strategic goals.
Bartholomew added that the interreligious dialogue should be focused on neutralizing the ability of the leadership of the Moscow Patriarchate to undermine the unity of Christians and legitimize crimes before God.
- Bartholomew signed the Tomos on the autocephaly of the OCU on January 5, 2019. The ceremony took place in the Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George in Istanbul.