Poroshenko told the date of the unification of the Cathedral

Порошенко рассказал о дате объединительного собора

Poroshenko named a unifying Council of churches

Unity Council, which will elect the Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be held in the near future.

President Petro Poroshenko said that the date is a Unifying Council will announce the Ecumenical Patriarch, but suggested that it will be held in the near future, the press service of the head of state.

“I can say that it will be in mid-December, and maybe in the first half of December. The Council will elect the Primate of the Autocephalous local Orthodox independent, and most importantly – the Ukrainian Church,” he said.

Poroshenko stressed that the head of the Church will be presented Tomos – diploma of spiritual independence.

“It is extremely important that the Ukrainian Church will be one of 15 independent Orthodox churches, which consists of the Universal Orthodoxy”, – said the head of state.

The President expressed hope that the Ukrainian bishops of the Orthodox churches “are well aware of the responsibility that rests on them” on the eve of a Unifying Council of the Ukrainian Orthodoxy.

“Their participation in the Council and the election of the Primate will also be driven by the desire to serve the Ukrainian people as the chaplains serve on front – sons of the Ukrainian people”, – said Poroshenko.

We will remind, on October 11, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate cancelled the decree of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate, which provided the right to appoint the Metropolitan of Kiev. It was also decided to cancel the anathema of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church Macarius.

On 29 November, the Ecumenical Patriarchate approved the draft Charter of the Ukrainian Church, which granted the Tomos of autocephaly.

Ukraine to independence, the Church needs the Association of churches. The UOC-MP stated that they would not join a unified Church in Ukraine.

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