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 Poroshenko: Ecumenical Patriarchate initiates procedures necessary for granting autocephaly to Ukraine's Orthodox Church

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate made a decision to initiate the procedures necessary for granting autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the president's post on social media, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate accepted for consideration the appeal of the President of Ukraine to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on granting the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada’s resolution on its support (the Appeal), as well as the corresponding appeals of the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches.

The Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate also decided to initiate the procedures necessary for the provision of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. In particular, other local Orthodox churches will be informed accordingly.

Pursuant to the instruction of President Petro Poroshenko, on April 20, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Rostyslav Pavlenko visited Istanbul and handed over to His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew the Appeal of the President of Ukraine on granting the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

He also handed over the Verkhovna Rada’s resolution on the support for the President’s Appeal to the Ecumenical Patriarch.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew also received the appeals of the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches on granting the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n3062672
 
 
 
 
 
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