The Patriarchate of Constantinople has prepared a draft Charter of the Church of Ukraine

© AFP 2018 / Ozan Conlmittee of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the Holy Trinity Church in Istanbul. Archival photoThe Patriarchate of Constantinople has prepared a draft Charter of the Church of Ukraine© 2018 AFP / Ozan Kose

The Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople was not able to assign the «unification Council» in Ukraine, but has prepared a draft Charter of the Church.

In a document received by RIA Novosti, not the so-called unification of the Cathedral. Earlier it was expected that he would be scheduled for December.

«In the framework of an earlier decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to grant autocephaly churches in Ukraine and in anticipation of the publication of the Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos of his Holiness and the Holy Synod made up of the constitutional Charter of the Church,» reads a press release of the Secretariat of the Synod.

At the recommendation of Patriarch Bartholomew, as part of his canonical responsibility of the Synod reorganized the status of the «Exarchate of Orthodox parishes of Russian tradition in Western Europe,» thereby entrusting him to the hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Europe, the document says.

The situation of the UOC

In October, the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced the intention to grant autocephaly churches in Ukraine, cancelled the decree of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate lifted the anathema imposed by the Russian Orthodox Church on Ukrainian schismatics — the head of the «Kiev Patriarchate» Filaret Denisenko and leader of the non-canonical Ukrainian Autocephalous Church Macarius of Miletich.

After that the Russian Orthodox Church severed Eucharistic communion with Constantinople.

In Kiev expect Constantinople to the end of the year will issue a Tomos of autocephaly to the Primate of the «United Church», which will choose on the «unification Council».

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church refused to participate in this event and considered part of the Ukrainian authorities and the dissenters in the decision of religious issues is unacceptable.The Patriarchate of Constantinople has prepared a draft Charter of the Church of Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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