The autocephaly of the UOC began the necessary procedures

Автокефалия УПЦ: начались необходимые процедуры

Poroshenko and Ecumenical Patriarch

On the eve of the Synod took up the appeal of Poroshenko, the decision of the Verkhovna Rada in support of this appeal and the appeal of the hierarchs of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded to consideration of the request of Ukraine to provide its autocephaly of the Orthodox Church. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the soy page on Facebook on Sunday evening, April 22.

“The Ecumenical Patriarchate begins the procedures for granting autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The decision adopted by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,” he wrote.

According to the President, on the eve of the Synod took up the appeal of Poroshenko, the decision of the Verkhovna Rada in support of this appeal and the appeal of the hierarchs of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine.

Recall, April 19 speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy has signed a resolution on the appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with a request to grant the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. the document, the Verkhovna Rada adopted on April 19 268 votes.

Previously Poroshenko has said that a United Ukrainian Orthodox Church will not be public.

 

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