The transfer of St. Andrew’s Church agreed with the bishops – Poroshenko

Передача Андреевской церкви согласована с иерархами - Порошенко

Poroshenko hopes on the support of Parliament on the issue of the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko intends in Parliament to raise the issue of the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He said this to journalists on Tuesday, 16 October, according to Interfax Ukraine.

“I’m going to initiate this issue in the Parliament and is firmly counting on the support which will contribute to the acceleration of the Thomas,” said Poroshenko.

He noted that this will be the place which will host the Liturgy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. According to the President, the proposal was agreed with the Church hierarchy.

Earlier in the day, the representative of the President in the Verkhovna Rada, people’s Deputy Irina Lutsenko reported that Poroshenko in the next few days will contribute to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the proposal to transfer St. Andrew’s Church the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Earlier today Poroshenko conducted a meeting with the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate after the decision of Constantinople for the Ukrainian question adopted at the Synod last week.

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