Advisor Poroshenko announced that the Ukrainian Church bylaws approved at the Council

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The decision on the Charter of the Ukrainian Church will be considered Ukrainian bishops at the Council, said Tuesday Advisor to the Ukrainian President Rostislav Pavlenko. This is not the first notice about upcoming events in Church Affairs in Ukraine made by the Ukrainian statesman, despite promises of the authorities in Kiev not to interfere in the Affairs of the Church.

Pavlenko reminded that the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has formulated proposals for the implementation of the Tomos of autocephaly to the Charter of the Church, they will be considered by the Ukrainian bishops.

Earlier, the Ukrainian «Vesti» on its website reported that according to the Charter novosodovaya Church will receive the status of the Metropolis and will be completely subservient to Constantinople. Thus, writes the edition, talk of autocephaly is not necessary. According to «News», the new date for the Unification of the Cathedral can be 10, 11 and 12 December.

«In order to avoid manipulation and exaggerated sensationalism. The decision on the Charter of the Ukrainian Church will take her to the Cathedral. Wait for official statements. Long,» wrote Pavlenko in your Facebook.

Despite the promises of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that neither he nor the government would not intervene in the Affairs of the Church, the facts of participation of the Ukrainian authorities in Church Affairs marked regularly. Earlier, the Advisor to the Ukrainian President Rostislav Pavlenko visited Istanbul, where the November 27-29, held the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and discussed with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the events in Ukraine and the final steps to receive the Tomos of autocephaly. Poroshenko, despite his promises, made from Constantinople the recognition of non-canonical Church in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church called schismatic.

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 only 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. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has 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 ROC I 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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