The UOC-MP has announced a meeting with Poroshenko / photo Unanimusly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate plan 13 November to meet with President Petro Poroshenko.
This “Ukrainian truth” was confirmed by the Metropolitan of the UOC-MP Alexander (drabinko), referring to the message of office of the Kyiv Metropolitanate.
The announcement stated that the meeting should take place in the Assembly hall of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra on Tuesday at 14.00.
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“The participation of all diocesan and vicar bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a must,” – said in the announcement.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Alexander could not confirm whether or not to attend the meeting, Metropolitan Onufry.
Information refused to comment on the office of the Kyiv metropolis.
Journalists asked for comments to the press-service of presidential Administration. The Agency is not yet able to officially confirm or deny the meeting. Information is checked.
As reported the UNIAN, November 3, President Petro Poroshenko and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed an agreement on cooperation and interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Reference to UNIAN. April 22, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate accepted the appeal of the President of Ukraine about granting the Orthodox Church in Ukraine autocephaly.
On 27 July, was published the message of Patriarch Bartholomew, in which he noted that the ultimate goal of the mother see of the Church of Constantinople is, to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
On 11 October the results of the meeting of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate had published the decision, which States that the Ecumenical Patriarchate continues 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 UOC of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Patriarch of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius.