P.Ts.U. THINKS THAT NOW IT IS REALLY NECESSARY TO PRAY FOR ELDER FILARET
RISU, 26 June 2019
The press secretary of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PTsU), Archbishop Evstraty Zoria, expressed regret that Filared called a press conference in order to "quote the false propaganda from the Russian news dumps, which has already been refuted often." He expressed this opinion on his Facebook page on 25 June, commenting on the latest press conference of Filaret.
He believes that it is possible to draw two conclusions from this:
"1. The ability to critically evaluate information and to distinguish truth from falsehood has significantly declined. However it still can be understood (although not justified!) in light of age and emotional condition.
But 2. People who are substantially younger [than Filaret], who know very well that they are giving him publications with the Kremlin stench—this is now who is forming his 'picture of the world'—are exploiting his age and emotional state. . . . It is shameful and painful. Let us pray for our elder," Zoria wrote. (tr. by PDS, posted 26 June 2019)
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