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The archbishop of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kliment called uncanonical the decision of the Synod on Ukraine - RIA Novosti, 11.10.2018

Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev patriarchy patriarch Filaret. Archival photo
KIEV, 11 Oct — RIA Novosti. The decision of the Synod of the Constantinople patriarchy on Ukraine is uncanonical and intervention in affairs of local church, the chairman of Synod information and educational department of Ukrainian Orthodox Church archbishop Kliment (Vespers).© RIA Novosti / Sergey Starostenko Fanarsky the father told RIA Novosti: what actually Constantinople on Ukrainesinod wants the Constantinople patriarchy earlier confirmed that he started granting church to autocephaly in Ukraine. The press secretary of the head of the ROC patriarch Kirill said that this decision of the Synod is split legalization. He also said that the Synod of Constantinople made catastrophic decisions for itself and world Orthodoxy, passed red line. Ukrainian Orthodox Church in turn did not exclude a rupture of communication with Constantinople and imposing of an anathema, having said what considers deeply hostile act the decision of Constantinople on the Ukrainian uncanonical church. "Such actions of the Constantinople patriarch are absolutely uncanonical and intervention on the territory of other local church" — the archbishop told. He considers that the decision of the Synod concerning creation of autocephalous church will be difficult realizable. "I think that statements statements, but their implementation in life will be much more difficult, than it seems. As Filaret's ambitions (heads of uncanonical church in Ukraine are an edition) on patriarchate are known to all, and it will be the main barrier to convocation of so-called unifying cathedral" — Kliment said. He also advised the president Petro Poroshenko to be engaged in realization of election pledges, but not questions of church. "He told nothing about autocephaly, and said that war will not and will be a normal economic situation" — the archbishop.© of AFP 2018/Genya Savilov added To ROC consider obvious absurdity of removal of an anathema from Filaretan a question of the future of bishops of Ukrainian Orthodox Church who allegedly supported autocephaly, Kliment answered that "the president openly slandered today Ukrainian Orthodox Church". "Bishops make church services and nobody concerning their sanctions made" — he noted. Poroshenko tries to achieve recognition of uncanonical religious structures and creation of uniform local autocephalous church in Ukraine, though promised not to interpose in the matter of church. Earlier Constantinople patriarchy "within preparation for granting autocephaly" appointed the exarchs in Kiev. Besides, the Constantinople patriarch Varfolomey said that he intends to provide to Ukraine autocephaly. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church called similar actions invasion on the initial territory of other local church and urged the patriarch Varfolomey to stop the intervention, and "exarchs" of the Constantinople patriarchy — to leave Kiev.© RIA Novosti / Alexey Danichev to Pass into an image bank Autocephaly in Ukraine can lead to the largest split, declared ekspertrussky orthodox church, in turn, went to actual "severance of diplomatic relations" with the Constantinople patriarchy. Synod



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