Zhytomyr diocese expressed support for the head of the UOC Metropolitan Onufry

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The clergy of the diocese of Zhytomyr on the background of the Church confrontation in Ukraine expressed their unanimous support for the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onuphrius, said on Monday the Bishop of the diocese, Metropolitan Nicodemus on his page in Facebook.

«During a meeting of the diocesan Council headed by the ruling Bishop, Metropolitan Nicodemus clerics of the Zhytomyr diocese, given the recent events related to the Church, unanimously expressed support for the Primate of the UOC Metropolitan Onufry,» wrote Metropolitan Nicodemus.

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 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.Zhytomyr diocese expressed support for the head of the UOC Metropolitan Onufry© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka in the Orthodox world: to be or not to be

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