Political analyst explains why Armenian church opposes Ukrainian autocephaly
Political analyst Andriy Datsiuk has said the Armenian Apostolic Church's statements on the decision of Constantinople regarding Ukraine are dictated by the Kremlin.
"As for the Catholicos of the Armenian Church, it's not the Catholicos of All Armenians [the chief bishop and spiritual leader of Armenia's national church, the Armenian Apostolic Church] who speaks here, but the Kremlin. Because today Armenia is politically, economically and militarily dependent on the Russian Federation. Therefore, whatever they say, the statement is dictated by political motives," he told Ukraine's Priamyi TV Channel.
As reported earlier, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II said the Armenian Apostolic Church does not support granting a tomos of autocephaly to Ukraine.