Poroshenko and Onufry called after the Council – media

Порошенко и Онуфрий созвонились после Собора - СМИ

Petro Poroshenko and Metropolitan Onufriy held telephone talks

Petro Poroshenko after the cancelled meeting with bishops of the UOC-MP on Tuesday had a telephone conversation with Metropolitan Onufry.

President Petro Poroshenko on November 13 held a phone conversation with Primate of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Onufriy. This is with reference to a source in Church circles reported on Wednesday, November 14, UNIAN.

According to the Agency, said the conversation took place after a meeting of the Holy Synod of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate, in which the bishops decided to meet with the head of state only on Church grounds, thus rejecting the previously-agreed proposal of the President to hold a meeting in the Ukrainian house.

“In General, a telephone conversation was correct, discussed the issues related to the process of granting the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church. In particular, Poroshenko once again confirmed its willingness to dialogue and said that the doors of the Ukrainian house for the meeting open”, – the interlocutor told.

As noted by the sources, after the meeting of the Synod Council of bishops of the UOC-MP, which was approved sent from Moscow the decision on the termination of the Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which was taken earlier in the meeting of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in Minsk.

It is expected that, despite the official decision of the Council of bishops of the UOC-MP on the impossibility of joining the process of establishing a local Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine, part of their representatives still take part in the upcoming unification Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches regarding the establishment of a single local Ukrainian Orthodox Church, added the source.

Recall, 13 November was held the meeting of Poroshenko with the episcopate of the UOC-MP at the National center of business and cultural cooperation Ukrainian house.

At the same time, the episcopate of the UOC-MP in this day gathered in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and held an emergency meeting of the Synod, where the decision was made to convene a Council, in which participation is mandatory for all bishops. At the meeting of the Council of bishops of the UOC-MP confirmed his readiness to meet with Poroshenko, but on the Church grounds.

Also on 13 November, the UOC-MP said the suspension of the Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Council of bishops of the UOC-MP believes that the decision of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on 11 October at the Ukrainian Church issue “are invalid and have no canonical force.”

In addition, the Council of bishops of the UOC-MP said about the impossibility of joining the process of establishing a local Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine. Late in the evening of 13 November in the Ukrainian house held a meeting Poroshenko and some bishops of the UOC-MP.

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