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Russia, Moscow patriarchate spreading 'misinformation' about Ukraine, Catholic prelate charges

August 27, 2014

A Ukrainian Catholic bishop in England has charged that the Russian Orthodox Church is spreading misinformation about the role of the Eastern Catholic Church in Ukraine.

Bishop Hlib Lonchyna, who heads the Ukrainian Catholic eparchy in Britain, strongly supported the stand taken by Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, decrying the partisan statements issued from the Moscow patriarchate. He encouraged the public to "be wary of many forms of misinformation" about the conflict in Ukraine, saying that skewed perspectives were being put forward by both the Russian government and the Orthodox Church.


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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Aug. 30, 2014 10:26 PM ET USA

    The Russian Orthodox hierarchs are such men of peace...or is that "piece"? A big piece of Ukraine, a piece of Belarus, a piece of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia...or maybe all of those three since they are so small that,once you take a piece of them, there's not lots left over. Maybe just a little piece of Poland too! Together with their president and leader, Putin, all they want is piece! By the way, has anyone seen Patriarch Kiril lately? Has he said anything lately on the morality of invasion?