ROC is acting on behalf of Russia – Poroshenko

ROC is acting on behalf of Russia – Poroshenko



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The President explained why Ukraine should be the Church.

Ukraine has the right to an independent Orthodox Church, and the granting of autocephaly within the competence of the Patriarch of Constantinople, in which submission was Metropolitan of Kiev since its appearance at the baptism of Rus by Prince Vladimir. On this the President said Petro Poroshenko in an interview to journalists, the press service of the head of state.

“We are not against someone. Take the Church – each country should have its own. It turns out that only Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova does not have such a right. Before the war with Russia’s internal clashes within the Orthodox Church may be acceptable. But as a result of Russian aggression – no more. The Russian Orthodox Church acting on behalf of Russia”, – said Poroshenko.

Videobrain approached the creation of a local Autocephalous Church.

To recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Church President Petro Poroshenko will ask the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Today, the President brought leaders of parliamentary factions and reported he recently spoke with the Church hierarchy in Istanbul, and has already been agreed, the details of which Poroshenko has not yet disclose. However, says Ukraine close to creating a local Autocephalous Church.

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April 17, 17:19

He added that he hoped for a positive decision on this issue. “I hope that my message to Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople, will bring positive results and give us the right to its own Autocephalous Church. The Ukrainian Church was established 1000 years ago in Constantinople. We just go back to basics, “- said the head of state.

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Poroshenko explained that the settlement of the status of the Orthodox Church is essential for the approval of Ukraine’s independence. “We hate the stereotype, like we were part of the Soviet or Russian Empire. Our past in Europe. We are trying right now to return to the European family. This applies not only to Western but also Central Ukraine. In 2013, only 35% of respondents is supported by Europe, 16% – the idea of NATO membership. Now 70% for EU and 56% for NATO”, – said the President.

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