Sunday, June 22, 2014

Split Developing In Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

The New York Times posted an article yesterday titled Ukrainian Church Faces Obscure Pro-Russia Revolt in Its Own Ranks, detailing an "obscure pro-Moscow revolt" faced by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from some of its own clergy.  While the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has already split between its Kyvian and Moscow Patriarchates, now the previously unified Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church faces a possible split:
As with other fundamentalist groups that have split from long-established churches..., the breakaway Ukrainian outfit is obsessed with homosexuality and with preventing any tolerance of what it views as a grave sin. But theological issues, its critics say, mask a geopolitical agenda that puts it firmly on the side of Russia in opposition to Ukraine’s drawing closer to the Europe.