"How can it be that the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has no cathedral in Lviv? How can it be that it's impossible to build any church [in the west of Ukraine] and that land isn't allocated?" he said in an interview with the Vesti television channel.
He said that "this only develops a sense of hostility."
"So I think that all of these issues should be resolved. Local authorities bear a huge responsibility here for accomodating all of the communities living in these areas," Patriarch Kirill said.
Commenting on the issue of mutual relations between Orthodox and Greek-Catholic believers in Ukraine, he said that this issue should be viewed in the context of mutual relations between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.
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