Poroshenko announced the date of “unification” of the Orthodox Cathedral in Kiev

In the canonical UPTS do not want to implement this event, as it does not conform to existing regulations.

Порошенко объявил дату «объединительного» православного собора в Киеве

 

The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the date of “unification” of the Orthodox Cathedral in Kiev on their pages in social networks. The religious event on creation of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church will be held December 15. In the canonical UOC negative attitude to this event and do not want to take part in it. Kiev Metropolitanate was in subordination to the Moscow Patriarchate in the seventeenth century. In Constantinople, annulled on in 1686, and now the Ukrainian Church wants to have full independence.

Poroshenko on virtual resources, said that the hierarchs of the UOC will participate in this historic event. Political analysts believe that in the near future in Kiev, there are complex negotiations where the encounter conflicting interests of religious organizations from Russia and Ukraine. In the Russian Orthodox Church reacted to the decision of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to cooperate with him. Moscow believes that the independent Church will adversely affect the relations of Russia and Ukraine.

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