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The synod of KPTs decided to open in Ukraine the monastery under Varfolomey's jurisdiction - RIA Novosti, 11.10.2018


Patriarch Constantinople Varfolomey. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 11 Oct – RIA Novosti. The synod of the Constantinople church decided "to revive" the stauropegic monastery in Kiev – the monastery which is under direct supervision to the patriarch Varfolomei.© the RIA Novosti / Press service of Patriarchy of ROC of Pereyti in an image bank the Patriarch Varfolomey exceeded the authority, the head of the ROC "said to Restore immediately a stauropegic monastery of the Universal Patriarch in Kiev, one of its many stauropegic monasteries in Ukraine which there always existed" — it is said in the decision of the synod of KPTs published on its official site. At the same time in the decision it is not specified what Kiev monastery will become a stauropegic monastery. The synod of the Constantinople patriarchy confirmed earlier that it 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 made catastrophic decisions for itself and for world Orthodoxy, passed red line. 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 — Poroshenko RIA Novosti / Mikhail Palinchak Pereyti in an image bank promised to leave Kiev.© that guarantees to everyone the right to remain in a bosom the Rptsrussky 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.

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