UOC has suspended the service with the bishops of Constantinople

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The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Tuesday called on Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to cease interference in the internal Affairs of the UOC and not to violate its canonical territory, and has suspended the service with the bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the official website of the UOC.

The meeting of the Synod took place on Tuesday in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the previous session of Synod held on may 25.

«The Synod called on Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to cease interference in the internal Affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and not to violate its canonical territory….The bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church ordered to stop concelebrating with the hierarchs of the Constantinople Patriarchate,» reads the statement on the website of UOC-MP on the results of the Synod.

UOC has suspended the service with the bishops of Constantinople© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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