In the Federation Council called the agreement between Poroshenko and Bartholomew nonsense

© AFP 2018 / Yasin AkgulПрезидент of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. November 3, 2018In the Federation Council called the agreement between Poroshenko and Bartholomew nonsense© AFP 2018 / Yasin Akgul

The Council of the Federation called the agreement, signed Saturday by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, nonsense from the point of view of the place of the Church in society.

Poroshenko and Bartholomew signed Saturday the agreement on cooperation and interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

«From the point of view of the place and role of the Church in society is nonsense. And here the President, if the Church is independent institution? So dependent,» said RIA Novosti Senator Oleg Morozov.

According to him, if you remember the Orthodox canons, it becomes clear, where does the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which is one of 14 local churches. «This is a political act, signifying an attempt to torganut Ukrainian believers in the name of the next demonstration of «independence from Russia». But the soul, as we know, can be sold only to the devil,» said Morozov.

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 only 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.

In the Federation Council called the agreement between Poroshenko and Bartholomew nonsense© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka in the Orthodox world: to be or not to be

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