Patriarch Bartholomew will arrive in the Ukrainian «unity Council»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photobacteria Bartholomew of Constantinople. Archival photoPatriarch Bartholomew will arrive in the Ukrainian «unity Council»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Participation in the «unification Council» Ukraine will take the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch, not personally, Bartholomew, said Monday at a briefing Advisor to the Ukrainian President, the Director of the National Institute for strategic studies, Rostyslav Pavlenko.

«Likely one of his representatives,» — said Pavlenko, answering a question of journalists, whether Bartholomew to attend the «unification Council» in Ukraine. The broadcast led the Ukrainian «5th channel».

However, he refused to name the date of the meeting. «Now it all depends on how fast the Ukrainian bishops will come to an agreement on how the Church will be held», — said Pavlenko.

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.Patriarch Bartholomew will arrive in the Ukrainian «unity Council»© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka in the Orthodox world: to be or not to be