Archimandrite Konstantin Zaitsev
Archimandrite Konstantin (in the world Kirill Iosifovich Zaitsev) is a clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
In 1949-1975 — editor of the journal "Orthodox Russia".
The Vatican is an opponent of the fall of Sovietism
The issue with the Vatican is more complicated … If Protestantism, which grew out of a repulsion from the papacy, could ignore Orthodoxy and live as if it did not exist, perceiving its existence purely outwardly, then Rome knew Orthodoxy and, living in its remnants preserved in Catholicism and gradually destroyed in its truth, had to to hate him more and more, because he grew stronger and stronger in his retreat from him. The fall of the Orthodox Kingdom was, as it were, the last warning to Catholicism, foreshadowing its death along with all of humanity, if Russia did not “revert” to its old true paths. This was the content of the Fatima Apparitions of the Mother of God to the Portuguese children, which we have no reason not to trust, in its true essence — just such. The whole force of the internal corruption of Catholicism, in its leading circles, was revealed in the way in which the lesson of Fatima was perceived, used and put into practice. As is known, after a certain period of time, Catholicism as a whole was spiritually mobilized to beg the Lady for help in the matter of “converting” the Russian Orthodox to Catholicism and subordinating Russia to the Pope. This practically meant that the Vatican had to become an opponent of the restoration of Historical Russia, and, consequently, an opponent of the fall of the Soviets.