In Ukraine, denied reports about the date of the «unification Council»

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Non-canonical Church in Ukraine, calling for a «unifying Council» on the question of autocephaly, denied the announcement of the appointment of this Assembly on November 22.

«I am not surprised that the unknown anonymous «announced» at Facebook Church councils… I Officially declare: distributed in the ad (image below) the information is not true. Again I have to repeat: only an official announcement about the date of the Cathedral will mean that it is already determined,» wrote the press Secretary of the Ukrainian non-canonical Church structures Eustratius Zorya on Sunday in Facebook.

By writing, he published the false, according to him, the announcement about the Cathedral, scheduled for November 22.

The statement was made on the background of the conflict between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the unrecognized Church structures on the topic of autocephaly, which together with the authorities in Kiev hopes before 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. This canonical UOC said that is not going to participate in this event.

Earlier, the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church said about Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople due to its actions in Ukraine. The Council of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church called the actions of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Ukraine is illegal, and urged him to dialogue with the UOC and all the local churches with the goal of «conciliar solution to the problem.»

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 Constantinople Patriarchate on the canonical territory of the ROC. The Synod 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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