DNC shall convene the Synod due to religious conflict

ПЦУ созывает синод из-за церковного конфликта

Ptsu will gather for a Synod on may 24

A meeting of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be held on may 24. On it, in particular, will review the situation with Filaret.

Next week will be Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, to discuss the conflict in the Church. In an interview with BBC News Ukraine, published on Thursday, 16 may, announced the head of the DNC Metropolitan Epiphanios.

“Yes, we are planning the 24th to hold a session of the Holy Synod,” he said.

According to Epiphanius, the Synod will discuss the General state of Affairs in the Church, and the conflict between the head of the PCU and honorable Patriarch Filaret.

He also added that the Synod did not plan to consider amendments to the Charter, or sending Filaret to retire, what said the Patriarch.

“On the contrary, I, as a Primate, protected the Patriarch Filaret. And thanks to my position, it left the city of Kiev and all what he runs now. So, to say that someone wanted to retire him – it is an outright lie,” said Epiphany.

He reminded that according to the provisions of the new Charter, or that a Bishop is elected for the chair for life.

“But if there are any misunderstandings or committed a certain action is considered by the Holy Synod, and the ecclesiastical court, after which will be taken appropriate decisions on the Charter,” – said the head of the DNC.

Earlier it was reported that Epiphanius called false all charges Filaret, announced at a press conference yesterday.

 

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