Poroshenko intends to meet with the Patriarch of Constantinople

CC BY-SA 4.0 / administration of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the universal Patriarch Bartholomew. Archival photoPoroshenko intends to meet with the Patriarch of ConstantinopleCC BY-SA 4.0 / administration of the President of Ukraine /

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko already went to Turkey, during his visit he will meet with Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, said the representative of the President in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko.

Earlier, the press service of the President reported that Poroshenko will visit Turkey on an official visit on 3-4 November

«He has departed on a visit to Turkey where he will meet on the presidential Commission with the President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan and certainly will call to the Ecumenical Patriarch, in order to thank him for position on the Tomos,» said Lutsenko in the air of the Ukrainian TV channel «inter».

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.

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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