In Kiev said about the possibility of the redistribution of Church property

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First Deputy Minister of culture of Ukraine Svetlana Fomenko said that in the case of the creation of an Autocephalous Church may be a question of redistribution of property or use of property, which now belongs perhaps other religious communities.

At present, the building of churches, which are considered cultural monuments of Ukraine is the Ministry of culture. The authorities in Kiev and non-canonical Church structure in Ukraine hope till the end of the year to receive the Tomos of autocephaly from Constantinople, but Tomos can get the Primate of the «United» Church, it needs to select on the «unification Council» of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine, which date is not appointed yet. This canonical UOC said that is not going to participate in this event.

«The legislation provides that the property passes in the manner which shall be determined by law. But today, such a clear order, so the Verkhovna Rada registered the bill, which sets out how the religious community can define a transition property,» Fomenko was quoted by UNIAN.

According to her, «unless there’s a law, it is too early, however, one should not forget that the mechanism for the consistent implementation of the worship, which is now provided by law, is not cancelled and also can be applied.»

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 16 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.

The head of the Department for external Church relations 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.

In Kiev said about the possibility of the redistribution of Church property© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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