Paolo also said that he is staying at the Lavra until the investigation is over.
UOC MP’s defamed Metropolitan Pavlo appealed to President Volodymyr Zelenskyi and said “God will not forgive” the expulsion of the Moscow Patriarchate from the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
Mayor Paolo said this in a video message.
“Chief leader, I tell you all your flock, our tears will not fall on the ground. They will all fall on your head! You think you can do this to us today after you came to power on our backs. God will not forgive you and your family because you have 220 brothers thrown into the street.” Metropolis is nicknamed “Pasha-Mercedes” on the Internet because of his favorite brand of luxury cars. .
He reprimanded Zelensky for receiving Metropolitan Onufry and members of the Synod when they arrived at the President’s office unannounced.
Pavlo did not miss Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko. According to the defamation hierarchy, Tkachenko was “obsessed with violence, malice, hatred and brutal disorder.”
“Woe to you, be afraid,” Metropolitan Paolo concluded his address to the President.
He also warned the Ministry of Culture that the monks of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra “do not want to leave the monastery without providing the relevant court decision and the approved organization of the commission on acceptance and transfer of property to a state institution.”
“We were offered a “reconciliation”: Blessed Onuprius, the seminary and I are leaving the Lavra. I said that they are not coming down from the cross, they are dying from the cross. We do not need such “reconciliations”. They want to take our Lavra, Bochaivska, and to nunneries. want to go,” said Paolo.
Eventually, the hierarchy also got to the press.
“They say everywhere that I will go. No! I will not go to the last of you until I have buried you all,” concluded the Metropolitan.
We remind you that by March 29, the priests of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate must vacate all the buildings of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and hand over the property to the state. However, today the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church again gathered in the Lavra. A group of supporters of the Moscow Patriarchate held a loud dispute (video).
A monk of the UOC MP told reporters, “He will not leave because he came here to die.” Another, commenting on the events of 2014, said that “Donbas rebelled” and “Ukrainians shot first”.
Meanwhile, Archimandrite Avraamiy (Latish), the first monk of the UOC MP at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, was transferred to the OCU. It was written on social networks that about 80 monks wanted to follow his example, but Paolo and his supporters were threatening them and putting pressure on them.
Metropolitan Epiphany entrusted Archimandrite Avrami with the duties of Vicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra as part of the OCU. In response, Oneprius became angry with Abraham and accused him of “preventing schisms.”