Bartholomew appealed to Ukrainians on the eve of the anniversary of the Holodomor

Варфоломей обратился к украинцам в канун годовщины Голодомора

The Ecumenical Patriarch promises to help the Ukrainians to decide religious issues through autocephaly.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has addressed Ukrainians on the eve of the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine, promising to help in solving Church problems. The text of the appeal published on the website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the United States.

“The Church of Constantinople-the Mother communicates with you all the burden on the heart, in prayer remembering the Holodomor the Ukrainian people, the tragic and inhuman event of 1932-1933, when countless people died from the deliberate and brutal famine,” the letter reads.

The Patriarch notes that the unacceptable indifference of the Ecumenical Throne, when the Ukrainian people are suffering and looking for solutions of Church problems, “torture them for centuries.”

“We intervene because it is our duty solely on the basis of authentically-the Church, the world and exclusively with supranational criteria for the truth and traditions of the Church, the protection of the canonical order and identity of Orthodoxy is always for the celebration of the body of Christ and not for himself and not for demonstration of world power”, – emphasized in circulation.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew also stated that the Holy Synod decided to grant autocephaly to the “long-suffering Orthodox Church in Ukraine, she joined the Orthodoxy in unity and internal peace.”

Note, 3 November, the President Petro Poroshenko and Patriarch Bartholomew signed a cooperation agreement between Ukraine and the Patriarchate of Constantinople. But the AP refused to disclose its details.


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