UMTS MP: the Decision to Tomos Ukraine not accepted

УМЦ МП: Решение о Томосе Украине не принималось

On the eve of the meeting of the patriarchs Bartholomew and Kirill

The Ukrainian press quoted the words of Metropolitan Emmanuel Gali of the autocephaly of Ukraine translated incorrectly, say in the UOC Moscow Patriarchate.

The decision to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has not accepted. This is stated in the press release of the UOC-MP, released in response to appearing in the Ukrainian press yesterday, August 31, information about a ready-made solution to provide Tomos Ukraine.

“Review of Metropolitan Emmanuel Gali (Adamakis) on the results of the meeting of the Constantinople and Moscow patriarchs in Istanbul there are no words about the decision to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church”, – is spoken in the message of the Synodal information and educational Department of the UOC.

We will remind, on the eve of the information appeared that the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his meeting with Patriarch Kirill reported on the implementation of the decision on autocephaly in Ukraine. The information was supplied, citing a statement after a meeting between the two heads of the Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, responsible for the process of granting of the Tomos Ukraine.

However, according to the UOC-MP, in his speech Metropolitan Emmanuel “in no way reported that the Patriarchate of Constantinople adopted a decision to grant autocephaly Churches in Ukraine.”

“Literally, its direct speech is: “… As you know, Ukraine has more than 25 years split, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate made a decision to consider all the ways in which it can be proclaimed the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This decision was made in April, and we already implement this solution, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate also said Patriarch Kirill during his visit … ” – quoted your quote of the information-enlightenment Department of the UOC, adding that this phrase is missing the idea that the granting of autocephaly is an approved solution.

“Some of the national information resources, in particular, site Hromadske, was not only misinterpreted the words of Metropolitan Emmanuel Gali, but also consciously or inadvertently published incorrect translation from the original English of his speech. In particular, instead of the phrase “decided to consider all the ways in which it can be proclaimed autocephaly” (original: took the decision of exploring all the way sinorder to issue the autocephaly distribute) on that site contains the phrase “determined to use all ways to solve the issue of granting autocephaly”,” – say the authors of a press release.

According to the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Emmanuel said that Patriarch Bartholomew informed the Patriarch, as the Constantinople Patriarchate since April this year conducted a study of all options for granting autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

“The Patriarchate of Constantinople not only declared the need to find ways of granting autocephaly, but also “implement” this decision — that is, directly started the search. However, if the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the month of April to find options of granting autocephaly, and if so, what she sees while in the speech Metropolitan Emmanuel is not reported. As not reported by the authoritative hierarchy, putting ourselves Ecumenical Patriarchate is the purpose to implement the specified options, if theoretically they will be found”, – reads the statement of UOC-MP.

Note that the decision on Ukraine may be adopted at the Synod of Constantinople of the Orthodox Church, which was planned to take place in early September, but it was moved to October 10-12.

Patriarch Kirill at the meeting did not report the details of the conversation with the Ecumenical Patriarch.

In the press release of the Ecumenical Patriarchate following the meeting with Patriarch Kirill mention of Ukraine is missing.


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