Chernihiv diocese confirmed the loyalty to the head of the UOC Metropolitan Onufry

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rocketropolis of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry. Archive photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/11/3c020cd37f8ff9b9a19d3b4f4719046e.jpg" alt="Chernihiv diocese confirmed the loyalty to the head of the UOC Metropolitan Onufry” />© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia

The clergy of the diocese of Chernigov amid Church opposition in Ukraine unanimously expressed their loyalty to the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC-MP), Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onufry, reported Tuesday on the website of the diocese.

«Already a meeting was held in Gorodnyansky, MENA, snovs’ke, Koryukovka, kulykivs’ke, Chernihivs’ka, Kozeletska and Osters’ke deaneries. The priests unanimously reaffirmed their loyalty to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, its Primate, his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry and called for the preservation of the existing status of the UOC», — reported on the website of the diocese.

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.Chernihiv diocese confirmed the loyalty to 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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