The Russian Orthodox Church shares responsibility for the war in Ukraine.
This was stated by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Reuters reports.
"The Church and the state leadership of Russia cooperated in the crime of aggression and shared responsibility for the committed crimes, such as the shocking kidnapping of Ukrainian children," he said.
At the same time, the patriarch emphasized that the interreligious dialogue should be focused on ways of confronting the Moscow Patriarchate.
"Our interreligious dialogue should be focused on ways to confront and neutralize the ability of the leadership of the Moscow Patriarchate to undermine unity and theologically legitimize criminal behavior," Bartholomew said.
We will remind you that Patriarch Kirill demands from the clergy to "mobilize" the Russian parishioners. They have to collect money, things and products for the occupiers fighting in Ukraine.