The ROC established a Commission for negotiations members of the «Kiev Patriarchate»

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Recipesearch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill at the session of the hierarchical Council 2017The ROC established a Commission for negotiations members of the «Kiev Patriarchate»© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia

The ROC will establish a Commission for negotiations «with the breakaway from the Church fellowship» by members of the self-proclaimed «Kiev Patriarchate».

The decree of the Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that the Commission will include representatives of both the ROC and the UOC-MP. A Commission headed by the Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.

In 1992, Metropolitan Filaret (Denysenko), who previously held the chair of Kiev, and after the death of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Pimen in 1990, elected the Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal throne, not satisfied with provided Ukrainian Church independence and autonomy in the management of the Moscow Patriarchate, first demanded for her autocephaly, but, without obtaining a consent, has created and legally registered so-called Kiev Patriarchate. None of the canonical local Orthodox Churches, its legitimacy is not recognized.

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