The UOC-MP has rejected the possibility of participation in the unification Cathedral / photo by UNIAN
The participation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in the unification Council and the creation of a single Orthodox Church in Ukraine under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate impossible.
About it in interview to one of editions of the Greek Church said the Archbishop of Nizhyn of the UOC-MP Clement, reports TSN.
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In this commentary, the Hierarch called the “fathers of this so-called Council” representatives of the UOC-KP and the UAOC, which called them “schismatics”. Clement said that the Patriarchate of Constantinople recognized the clergy of the Ukrainian jurisdictions “called themselves priests and bishops.”
Despite statements by the representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, representative of the MP believes that “Patriarch Bartholomew, though, and announced the removal from Filaret’s anathema, still not close to him in Eucharistic communion”.
The possibility of participation of structures of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, in the unification Cathedral of the Archbishop rejected categorically.
As reported the UNIAN, November 3, President of Ukraine 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 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.