The U.S. urged Ukraine to move toward the creation of a United Church

США призвали Украину двигаться к созданию единой церкви

Us Secretary of state Michael Pompeo supported the desire of Kiev to achieve autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo spoke in support of the movement of Ukraine to create the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

“We urge the Church and the authorities to move towards the creation of an Autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The U.S. reiterates its support for freedom of religion and freedom of religious groups, including Orthodox in Ukraine”, – said in a written statement Pompeo, published on Friday, October 19.

The document stresses that Washington supports the Ukrainian people in their desire for “self control in their religion and pray the way they want”.

Recall, October 11, Constantinople proceeded to the granting of autocephaly churches in Ukraine. October 18, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the bill on the transfer of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, St. Andrew’s Church in Kiev.

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