Poroshenko said that the Russian Orthodox Church has nothing to do in Ukraine

© RIA Novosti / Michael Markeviciute in Photobacterium of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Archival photoPoroshenko said that the Russian Orthodox Church has nothing to do in Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Michael Markeviciute the image Bank

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that the Russian Orthodox Church has nothing to do in Ukraine, and urged its members to return to Russia.

«Is it normal, when the Kremlin going to urgent security Council, chaired by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin with one question on the agenda – how to protect the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. My dear, you have nothing to do, nothing to do with your Church, nothing to do your armed forces have nothing to do with your arms. Home to Russia,» said Poroshenko in Kiev at the conference «Lessons of the hybrid of the decade: what you need to know to successfully move forward,» broadcast led the Ukrainian TV channels.

He also expressed hope that the Ukrainian Church hierarchy will not postpone the «backplane» of the Cathedral. After this, according to Poroshenko, Kyiv will receive the Tomos of autocephaly.

«Ukraine waited this long 1030 years immediately after his baptism,» — said Poroshenko, noting that the emergence of Autocephalous churches, in his opinion, comparable to the proclamation of Ukraine’s independence 27 years ago.

The President of Russia on 12 October, discussed with the permanent members of the security Council, the domestic and foreign policy issues, including the situation around the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. As reported the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, discussions of the ROC in Ukraine was held in the framework of exchange of views.

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.

Poroshenko said that the Russian Orthodox Church has nothing to do in Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

Source