Poroshenko told the date of unification of the Cathedral

Порошенко назвал дату объединительного собора

Petro Poroshenko announced the date and venue of the Unifying Council of

Petro Poroshenko announced the date and venue of the Unification Council, which must proclaim the establishment of the Autocephalous Church.

Unification Council on the establishment of the Autocephalous local Orthodox Church in Ukraine held on 15 December 2018 in the Sophia of Kyiv. The President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday, December 5, at the Forum of local self-government.

“The Cathedral will take place on 15 December 2018 to the Holy Sophia, which for centuries was the center of the Ukrainian Orthodox religious life”, – said the head of state.

This Poroshenko said that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed appropriate letters of invitation to the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate, the UAOC and the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate at the Church.

“Unification Council must proclaim the establishment of the Autocephalous local Orthodox Church in Ukraine. This Council must also approve the Charter of our Church, to choose its Primate,” he added.

Earlier, President 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.

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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