Epiphanius said, when the ROC recognizes ptsu

Epiphany thanked churches that have recognized the Autocephalous status of ptsu

In ptsu expect next year recognition from several local Orthodox churches.

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), the latter recognizes the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. This was at the briefing following the Council of the DNC said the Primate of the Church, Metropolitan Epiphanius, RBC-Ukraine reports Saturday, December 14.

Epiphanius believes that the ROC in the future will be forced to recognize the autocephaly of the local Church of Ukraine.

“But she (ROC) will be the last among the other local Orthodox churches. We therefore now expect from other local Orthodox churches – the Romanian, Bulgarian, Georgian and others. A ROC will be forced to recognize our subjectivity… When all the rest of them recognize the ROC will have to reckon with their opinion,” said Epiphany.

He also noted that at present the Council, the bishops thanked the Church who have recognized the Autocephalous status of ptsu.

“Now we expect in the next calendar year we will receive recognition from several local Orthodox churches,” said Epiphanius, but did not name what, “not to facilitate the work of the brothers who strongly oppose it.”

Recall, October 12, the Greek Orthodox Church was the first to recognize the autocephaly of the PCU and officially started the fellowship of the local Church of Ukraine.

November 8 and the Alexandrian Orthodox Church recognized the PCU. The Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II to the Liturgy mentioned the name of Metropolitan Epiphanios.

Also in late November, it was reported that the Bulgarian Church began to mention ptsu in the Liturgy.

Meanwhile, the bishops of the Polish Orthodox Church discussed the autocephaly of the DNC and decided not to recognize.

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