Us Secretary of state Michael Pompeo supported the desire of Kiev to achieve autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This is stated in the official message of the state Department.
Read tacuari explained the importance of the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church for the use of Constantinople
According to Pompeo, the United States supported religious freedom. In the case of Ukraine we are talking about controlling their religion without outside interference. It is emphasized that tolerance, understanding and restraint is required for joint existence and prosperity of people in the world.
“We call on the representatives of the churches and the governments actively promote these values in connection with the movement to the creation of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church,” — said in a statement.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on 11 October at the meeting of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate had published the decision on the extension of the procedure of granting autocephaly churches in Ukraine.
In addition, it canceled the letter of the Synod of 1686, after which the Kievan Metropolia came under the jurisdiction of Moscow, restored the canonical status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate Patriarch Filaret and the Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Macarius.
The Kremlin has promised to protect the interests of the Orthodox in Ukraine “political and diplomatic means”, but said that they did not intend to interfere in “inter-Church dialogue.”
15 October meeting of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in Minsk, a decision was made to complete cessation of Eucharistic relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople.