Poroshenko on 13 November to meet with the bishops of the canonical UOC

© AFP 2018 / Genya SavilovПрезидент of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a prayer service on the occasion of the forthcoming decision on the granting of the autocephaly of the Church in Ukraine. 14 Oct 2018Poroshenko on 13 November to meet with the bishops of the canonical UOC© AFP 2018 / Genya Savilov

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on November 13 will hold a meeting with the bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, told RIA Novosti on Friday in the Kyiv metropolis of the UOC.

«Such a meeting is planned on 13 November,» — said in the office.

Other details of the office said, but added that the participation of all diocesan and vicar bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church necessarily.

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.

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