The Orthodox Church responded to the statement of Constantinople on the «liquidation» of the Moscow Patriarchate

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Chairman of the Synodal information Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Kliment commented to RT the statement of the representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the dissolution of the UOC-MP.

Earlier, Archbishop job stated that the decision on granting the non-canonical Church structures in Ukraine autocephaly de facto led to the abolition of the UOC-MP. He also made a revision of the status of the Russian Orthodox Church when the Patriarchate of Constantinople considered it necessary. The ROC stated that it is willing to «help a brother out with treatment», and explain statements of personal anger against the Russian Church.

According to the Archbishop of Rome, such statements of job testify to his ignorance.

«In the gospel the Lord says that first Church is not the one who is in her boss, and the one who is the servant of them all. And those who call themselves first, God considered last. Therefore, < … > the Lord of job shows that he was not familiar with the gospel text,» said Clement.

He stressed that such «truths» they know, even little children attending Sunday school.

The Archbishop also reminded that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, are not subject to Constantinople, and his decision to cancel the decree in 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the Moscow Patriarchate does not matter.

«How to cancel documents 300 years ago? <…> It’s just an absurd statement,» he said, noting that the Kyiv Metropolitanate of the time does not correspond to the present borders of the UOC.

The Orthodox split

In mid-October, the Patriarchate of Constantinople promised to provide the non-canonical Autocephalous Church in Ukraine. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has called these actions by the division and severed Eucharistic communion with Constantinople.

In Kiev expect to receive the Tomos of autocephaly to the end of the year. It can be handed to only the Primate of the «United» churches, who will choose the «unification Council» of the Orthodox churches in Ukraine. The canonical UOC to participate refused.

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