Dnipropetrovsk diocese expressed support for the canonical UOC

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Panitumumab. Archival photoDnipropetrovsk diocese expressed support for the canonical UOC© RIA Novosti / Alexander Paniotov

The clergy of the diocese of Dnipropetrovsk expressed their unanimous support of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, said on Thursday the press-service of the diocese.

«Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog and Kamenskaya diocese witnessed to the faithfulness of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and her Primate, his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry», — stated in the message of the diocese in Facebook.

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 15 October 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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