The Bartholomew explained the details on the treatment of the autocephaly of

У Варфоломея уточнили подробности по обращению об автокефалии

Patriarch Bartholomew

The Holy and Sacred Synod under the chairmanship of His Sapevatelo Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concluded its regular meeting, which was held on Thursday, April 19 and Friday April 20.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate is considered a letter of autocephaly for Ukraine, but did not mention about the beginning of procedure of its provision, as previously stated by President Petro Poroshenko. It is stated in the statement on the website of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Sunday, April 22.

“Sacred and Holy Synod, chaired by His Sapevatelo Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concluded its regular meeting, which was held on Thursday, April 19 and Friday April 20. All agenda items were reviewed and discussed and adopted the relevant decision”, – stated in the message of 22 APR.

In particular, the Patriarch addressed the issues concerning the Church situation in Ukraine, “received from the Church and civil authorities, representing millions of Orthodox Ukrainians, the petition for granting autocephaly.”

After the Patriarchate decided to closely discuss and coordinate actions on this issue with other Orthodox churches.

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.

 

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