The news until recently would have been unthinkable. But today it is a reality. A letter has been sent to the Orthodox Presidents bearing the signature of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Volokolamsk Hilarion, announcing that the Moscow Patriarchate is now the victim of a “ruthless pursuit” by the Pussy Riot, and continues with the destruction of monuments and crosses, threats against clerics and attacks on the Patriarch of Moscow himself and all Russian Cyril Pasha.
So the solution is one-way. The Church of Russia must begin here and now to disengage from being entrenched in state power. Unless opposition reactions, that is, those who oppose this ill-fated relationship, will escalate. Critic voices, which are not at all condescending, grow as the sand of the sea.