Filaret is ready to negotiate with the Moscow Patriarchate about the Association

The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate Filaret said about the readiness to talk with the Moscow Patriarchate about the unification of the churches, but against entry.

He said this in comments to UKRINFORM.

Videopetite Filaret to establish a dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Church turned into a scandal outside of the Church

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3 Dec, 21:08

“We are ready to talk about the unity of our Church with the Moscow Patriarchate, and they talk about some to join the UOC-MP. No occurrence will not be possible only the Union,” – said Filaret.

According to the Kyiv Patriarch, the prospect of dialogue on the rapprochement of the two churches depends on the UOC-MP.

“We are for dialogue, but our position is known – we will never become part of the Moscow Patriarchate”, – said Filaret.

The rector of the UOC-KP also said he did not regret the fact that he wrote a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill. “No, I do not regret. Was the extended hand of friendship, but rejected it,” said Patriarch Filaret.

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Recall, the Russian churchmen have declared that the Patriarch has reportedly asked the Russian Orthodox Church to remove his anathema, and asked for forgiveness and reconciliation. Patriarch confirmed that the letter actually wrote. But it was not for pardon, but of understanding. This letter asked the Russian Church for the resumption of dialogue. This would be possible if the Cathedral has cancelled all its decisions about the anathema and excommunication of the Ukrainian priesthood.

Pogge letter Filaret explained in a press-service of the Kyivan Patriarchate. the report said that the initiator of the resumption of dialogue and rapprochement of the UOC-KP and the Russian Orthodox Church was the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, who by one of the metropolitans addressed to the Patriarch of Kyiv and all Ukraine Filaret asking about the beginning of solving the complex problems existing between the churches.

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