Secretary of State Admits U.S. Govt Actively Supports Enemies of the Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church has recently been plagued with schism and division, and the U.S. Secretary of State now admits that the American Government supports those who attack the Church.

The Patriarch of Constantinople has been meddling within the territory of Russian Orthodox bishops, attempting to give legitimacy to schismatic false churches in Ukraine, resulting in broken communion between the Russian and Greek Churches. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the American government has been pressuring other Orthodox Churches to approve of these actions.

Originally appeared at: Orthodox Christianity

Last month, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it was aware that U.S. politicians had pressured hierarchs of the Greek and Cypriot Churches to recognize the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU).

OrthoChristian has written of the U.S’s role in creating and propagandizing the OCU many times, and OCU hierarchs have even openly spoken about it at times. Pro-Constantinople and pro-schismatic hierarchs and media outlets have routinely dismissed such statements and reports as “Russian propaganda.”


However, in a Tweet yesterday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo openly acknowledged the U.S.’s interference in the Ukrainian Church crisis:

Took action on lots of fronts with Russia, including religious freedom. I made sure the U.S. supported international recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, helped the Metropolitan escape Russian influence. #FirstFreedoms

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo)

January 3, 2021

Secretary Pompeo is shown pictured with Epiphany Dumenko, the head of the Ukrainian schismatics. The Tweet is part of a flurry of anti-Russian tweets from the Secretary yesterday.

Unfortunately, there is little hope that the U.S. will cease meddling in Church affairs under Joe Biden, who touts himself as a great friend and supporter of the Patriarchate of Constantinople as the supposed center of Orthodoxy.

In November, Patriarch Bartholomew expressed his elation at the Biden’s apparent victory in the presidential elections, and in response, Biden wrote that he looks forward to cooperating with the Patriarch. The international community “needs your leadership,” he wrote to the Constantinople primate.

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