In the UOC Filaret criticized the statement about renaming the ROC

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotomontajes Irpen Clement. Archival photoIn the UOC Filaret criticized the statement about renaming the ROC© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

Statement by the Primate of the Ukrainian non-canonical Church structures Filaret about the possibility of renaming of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Russian Orthodox Church wrongly, told RIA Novosti on Friday, Chairman of the Synodal information-educational Department of the UOC Archbishop Kliment (the last Supper).

Earlier in the Ukrainian non-canonical Church structure stated that after receiving autocephaly, it will be called «Ukrainian Orthodox Church», the Primate of the Ukrainian non-canonical Church structures Filaret claims that the canonical UOC should be called «Russian Orthodox Church».

«The Ukrainian Orthodox Church received its name even before there was an independent Ukrainian state. Therefore, any statements on this subject have no Foundation,» said Clement.

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.

In the UOC Filaret criticized the statement about renaming the ROC© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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