Poroshenko reacted to the decision of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

Порошенко отреагировал на решение Синода РПЦ

Poroshenko held a meeting with the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The President after the decision of the Russian Orthodox Church on the termination of relations with the Constantinople Patriarchate held a meeting with the Exarch.

The decision to break with Constantinople Patriarchate, the Russian Orthodox Church has put itself on the path of self-isolation and conflict with the world Orthodoxy. On Tuesday, October 16, the President said Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Kiev.

According to Poroshenko, such a reaction of the ROC may indicate only that the Ukraine and Constantinople are on the right track.

Poroshenko hopes that Russian side will not bring the situation to a full split.

“I was hoping this would not happen, but we must be ready for this process, and at the same time, we had prayer for what the Lord by the hands of His Holiness granted autocephaly”, – concluded the President.

On the eve of the Russian Orthodox Church announced the termination of relations with the Constantinople Patriarchate. This decision was taken due to the beginning of the process of granting the Ukrainian Church autocephaly.

According to the representative of the Kyiv Patriarchate, the situation “will sooner or later be fixed and the Russian Orthodox Church will return to the fellowship.”

 

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