The Orthodox Church criticized the plans of the dissenters to unite

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At least two thirds of the representatives of the UOC canonical can enter into a single Orthodox Church in Ukraine, I believe in non-canonical Church structure in Ukraine. In turn, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, commenting on these statements, said that the representatives of the non-canonical Orthodox structures «give dreams for reality,» and no priest, ready to unite.

«Now you know roughly ten bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate that support the unification process… it is Possible to predict that over time, after Thomas, most of those now in the Moscow Patriarchate to unite with the Ukrainian Church,» he said on Tuesday dawn in the course of the chat on the website, «Glavred», the text of his communication with users leads the website of the non-canonical Church structures of Ukraine.

According to him, «it will last a few years, and, in the end, at least two thirds of those who have in the MP, will be included in the Ukrainian Church.» He expressed the hope that Ukraine will receive the Tomos of autocephaly by the end of this year, however, according to him, the date of the unifying Council of churches, who should be elected the head of the United Orthodox Church, has not been determined.

In turn, the head of the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Vasily Anisimov said on Tuesday to RIA Novosti that in the non-canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church «give up dreams for reality».

«I only know that all of our gang – the security service of Ukraine, state authorities — they have treated our priests through blackmail, threats (to persuade to unite with non-canonical Church – ed.). We call it «conversation» — said Anisimov.

However, he noted that «not one priest is not seen», which would indicate the willingness to unite.

Because of the decision of Constantinople to begin providing non-canonical autocephaly churches in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church is called the schism, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday announced the severance of communication with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the ROC, including Ukraine and Belarus. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has called canonically void, and saw politics in the abolition of Constantinople by the act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople lost its right to be called the coordinating centre of Orthodoxy. In the Russian Orthodox Church hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.

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