Philaret and Macarius may not allow for the elections of the head of the Autocephalous Church
Abbots of the UOC-KP and the UAOC Philaret and Macarius may not allow for the elections of the new head of the Ukrainian Church.
The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret (Denysenko) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) Macarius (Maletić) “not able” to participate in elections for the highest post “in the created by the efforts of the Patriarchate of Constantinople” new Ukrainian Church. On Saturday, November 3, said managing the Affairs of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Anthony, reports TASS.
“There is information about the letter Fanara (a quarter in Istanbul, where is located the residence of the Patriarch of Constantinople – ed.) addressed to the Kyiv Patriarchate and the UAOC, according to which the elections will not be able to participate nor Filaret nor Macarius,” the Metropolitan said on air of one of Ukrainian TV channels.
Earlier, Poroshenko and Patriarch Bartholomew signed a cooperation agreement between Ukraine and the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
We will remind that on 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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