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 Ecumenical Patriarchate's decision grants Ukraine right to establish Local Orthodox Church, President Poroshenko says

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko believes the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople authorizing it to grant autocephaly without any consent from other churches gives Ukraine the right to establish the Autocephalous Orthodox Ukrainian Church.

"The Ecumenical Patriarchate made a decision about its right to provide all states and, in the first place, Ukraine, with the right to establish the Autocephalous Orthodox Ukrainian Church without Moscow's opinion," the head of state tweeted on Monday, Sept. 3, Censor.NET reports.

On Sept. 1, the hierarchs who arrived in Istanbul marked the beginning of the ecclesiastical year (the Orthodox churches start a new year on September 1).

The Synaxis in Istanbul started on Sept. 1 and will last until Sept. 3.

Providing autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was on its agenda on Sept. 2.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n3084155
 
 
 
 
 
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