Ukraine has a positive decision of the Ecumenical Patriarch and of the Synod on a Single local Orthodox Church.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine has received from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the autocephaly of its long-awaited Orthodox Church, informs Rus.Media.
“Today we received autocephaly. After the Cathedral, the elected Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church will receive Tomos,” he said at a briefing on the results of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarch on Thursday, after which it was announced the decision.
“The Lord saw the struggle of the Ukrainian people for their independence. He heard our prayers. And he appreciated our work. He was so pleased that his Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Synod of the Church of Constantinople the mother said we desired, long-awaited, and for which we have fought so long, “Yes.” Local Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine to be!” – said P. Poroshenko.
“And the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarch and Synod finally dispelled the illusion of Imperial and chauvinistic fantasies of Moscow, is not supported by any Church legal document on Ukraine, as the alleged canonical territory of the Russian Church,” – said the head Ukrainian state.