In the state Duma commented on the agreement between Poroshenko and Bartholomew

© RIA Novosti / Press service of the President to Ukrainepreteen in Photobacterium of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed an agreement on cooperation between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the residence of the Patriarch in Istanbul. November 3, 2018In the state Duma commented on the agreement between Poroshenko and Bartholomew© RIA Novosti / Press service of the President to Ukrainepreteen the image Bank

Agreement on cooperation between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew continues the politicization of the issue of faith, said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Konstantin Zatulin.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed an agreement on cooperation and interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The text of the agreement are not yet public.

«In fact, the agreement between the President of Ukraine and the (Ecumenical) Patriarchate’s just extra assurance that the whole story of the forgiveness of dissenters and intrigue aimed at the separation of the Orthodox of Ukraine from the Moscow Patriarchate is a purely political act» — said Zatulin.

The MP stressed that the active side of this «are not believers of Ukraine, are eager to free themselves from the tutelage of Moscow, and the President of Ukraine, people who participated and who came to power in a coup in 2014».

«Their actions to the Patriarch of Constantinople adopted in response to the appeal to the President of Ukraine, and not bishops, recognized in the Orthodox world. He continues to go this way, that is, continues to politicize the issue of faith and in this case, of course, on the part of Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church is nothing but condemnation to all these steps can not be», — concluded the Deputy.

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 the division.In the state Duma commented on the agreement between Poroshenko and Bartholomew© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka in the Orthodox world: to be or not to be

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