The head of the non-canonical churches of Ukraine announced the expulsion of «the spirit of Moscow»

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The head of the Ukrainian non-canonical Church structures Filaret said that, in his opinion, «gives the creeps.»

«If the Ukrainian Church recognized the Autocephalous, then this means that Moscow in the Ukraine will not be the spirit of Moscow», — he said, speaking in the Verkhovna Rada.

The situation of the UOC

In mid-October, the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced that it begins the process of granting autocephaly churches in Ukraine.

He cancelled the decree of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate.

In the Russian Orthodox Church regarded these actions as schismatic and broke Eucharistic communion with Constantinople. Later the same decision was made by the Russian Church abroad.

Kyiv authorities expect that Constantinople until the end of the year will issue a Tomos of autocephaly Primate «United» Church, which to select on the «unification Council». Filaret said that will not be nominated for the post of head of the Autocephalous structure.

The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church refused to participate in the «unification Council» and also severed Eucharistic communion with Constantinople.

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