ROC answered the call Poroshenko to return «home to Russia»

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No representatives of the «Russian Orthodox Church» in the Ukraine, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church supports the vast majority of citizens of this country, told RIA Novosti in the Moscow Patriarchate, commenting on the statement by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Earlier Wednesday, speaking at the conference, Poroshenko said that «Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, nothing to do», and urged its members to return «home to Russia».

«In Ukraine there are no representatives of the «Russian Orthodox Church», moreover, according to the diptychs taken in the Orthodox world Orthodox organization is unknown in General. Ukrainian Orthodox Church does not represent anyone but the Ukrainian people, who overwhelmingly support this Church and its Primate,» — told RIA Novosti the Russian Orthodox Church.

The interlocutor of the Agency noted that initiated by the authorities of Ukraine the idea of a so-called single Ukrainian Church is «rude and lawless violence against the conscience and religious beliefs of the majority of Ukrainians and sooner or later the judgment of history will give a correct assessment of this adventure».

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 Moscow Patriarchate.

The Synod also 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.

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