Kiev has a claim on the name «Ukrainian Orthodox Church»

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In the Ukrainian non-canonical Church structure stated that after receiving autocephaly, it will be called «Ukrainian Orthodox Church»; the canonical UOC-Moscow Patriarchate should be called «Russian Orthodox Church», claim there.

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 title will be «the Ukrainian Orthodox Church» is the official. The second name — «Kyivan Patriarchate», — said the Primate of the Ukrainian non-canonical Church structures Filaret at a press conference on Friday.

Press Secretary of the UOC CU Archbishop yevstratii (Zoria) recalled that in Parliament there is a bill which proposes to oblige religious organizations, the center of which is Russia, to show in the official name of the name of the religious center.

«Should people of faith know the truth what Church they should belong to the Ukrainian or Russian? Have the right to know the truth. We therefore ask the Parliament to enact such a law to the Church in Ukraine, which is called «Ukrainian Orthodox Church», had its own true name – «the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine,» said Archbishop yevstratiy (Zorya).

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.

The Belarusian Orthodox Church urged Constantinople to suspend the granting of autocephaly to Ukraine. The Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) has announced that it will refrain from hasty assessments, and the Church the problem in the Ukraine have to decide first of all Moscow and Constantinople. Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Bishop Irenaeus (Bulovic) stated that the unilateral granting of autocephaly by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine will destroy the unity of the Orthodox world, while the claims of Constantinople to absolute preeminence in all Orthodox world «is accomplished not stand up to scrutiny».

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