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The ROC called the decision of the Synod of Constantinople split legalization - RIA Novosti, 11.10.2018


Head of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople Varfolomey I. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 11 Oct — RIA Novosti. The synod of the Constantinople patriarchy made on Thursday "catastrophic decisions for itself and for world Orthodoxy which it is possible to call "split legalization", the press secretary of the patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill the priest Alexander Волков.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Starostenko Fanarsky the father said: what is actually wanted by Constantinople in Ukraine "it is Actually possible to call what was accepted today on the Synod of the Constantinople church, split legalization. We is distinct, absolutely precisely we see that the Constantinople patriarchy did not stop in the decisions, did not think again, and all those numerous voices which were heard very loudly from all directions world Orthodoxy, unfortunately, were not heard in Istanbul. And today the Constantinople patriarchy makes catastrophic decisions – first of all, for itself, and in general for all world Orthodoxy" — Volkov on air of Spas TV channel told. "As we see, the Constantinople patriarchy already passed red line" — he added. The synod of the Constantinople patriarchy confirmed earlier that RIA Novosti / Alexey Fuhrman started granting church to autocephaly in Ukraine.© to Pass into an image bank the Political scientist told why Poroshenko tries "to usurp belief" the President of Ukraine Petro 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to stop the intervention, and "exarchs" of the Constantinople patriarchy — to leave Kiev.© AFP 2018/Ozan Kose KPTs repealed the decree on transfer of the Kiev metropolitanate Moscow the patriarkhaturussky orthodox church, in turn, went to actual "severance of diplomatic relations" with the Constantinople patriarchy. The synod of the Russian church declared the termination of commemoration of the patriarch Varfolomey during the patriarchal church services. In addition, the decision on getting out of structures in which representatives of the Constantinople patriarchy preside was made. The relations of ROC with Constantinople appeared in such crisis for all its more than thousand-year history only once. The sacred synod of ROC, the Hierarchal synod of Russian Orthodox Church abroad and the Sacred synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church suspended service with hierarches of the Constantinople patriarchy. At the same time in ROC note that any of local churches does not support the project of the Ukrainian autocephaly.© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podvitsky Petro autocephalous

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