Friday, May 24, 2024

    Bartholomew, Biden discuss Russia’s pressure on OCU, Ecumenical Patriarchate

    During a meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and U.S. President Joe Biden earlier this week the parties discussed the systematic moves made by the Moscow Patriarchate against the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

    That’s according to Orthodox Times referring to the ecclesiastical circles of ANA-MPA.

    The specific actions taken under the pretext of providing self-determination to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine are contrary to ecclesiastical regularity and undermine the unity of Orthodoxy, the report says.

    During the discussion, it was found that there is dissatisfaction in the American factor for the non-constructive role played by Russia.

    After the meeting with President Biden, the Ecumenical Patriarch told journalists he had expressed to the U.S. leader the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s concerns for global stability, as well as the role that constructive and positive religious movements can bring.