In the Jerusalem Patriarchate hope for resolution of the conflict over the UOC

© RIA Novosti / Anton Skribunova of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Archival photoIn the Jerusalem Patriarchate hope for resolution of the conflict over the UOC© RIA Novosti / Anton Skripunov

The Jerusalem Orthodox Church prays for the unity of Orthodoxy, and hopes that through negotiations it will be possible to resolve the conflict between Constantinople and the Russian Orthodox churches, said in a Jerusalem Patriarchate.

«We pray always for the unity of the Church. We believe that the negotiations will be found an appropriate solution for this situation. We all care, and we pray for unity. We would like to was love between the churches,» — said RIA Novosti the representative of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

He also expressed confidence that «Jesus Christ will not leave the Church, because, as it says in the gospel, it is «founded on the rock» and «the gates of hell will not prevail against it.»

In the Jerusalem Church hope that with the participation of local churches through dialogue fails to resolve a problem, said the Agency interlocutor.

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.

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church has previously said that none of the local churches does not support the project of Ukrainian autocephaly.

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