In the UOC said Poroshenko and Patriarch Bartholomew

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Signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew cooperation agreement is irrelevant from the point of view of Church canons, said to RIA Novosti on Saturday, the Chairman of the Synodal information-educational Department of the UOC Archbishop Kliment (the last Supper).

Earlier on Saturday, Poroshenko and Bartholomew signed an agreement on cooperation and interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The text of the agreement does not appear either Kiev or Constantinople.

«This agreement testifies that between them there is no trust. Despite the various statements they don’t trust each other, so come up with a different signature in order to obtain what they seek. This document is irrelevant from the point of view of Church canons and from the point of view of secular law,» said Clement.

As said on Saturday, commenting on the agreement, head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda, the cooperation agreement does not create any Ukrainian Church. He noted that «all of these «concordats» the Ukrainian authorities with Panaram do not change anything for the millions of believers in Ukraine.»

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 UOC said Poroshenko and Patriarch Bartholomew© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka in the Orthodox world: to be or not to be

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