New Ukraine church brings fears of violence

New Ukraine church brings fears of violence

Accordingly, for us now the Patriarch of Constantinople is a schismatic, " he explained Russia-24 channel.

While the Russian government has refused to intervene in Church affairs, Washington, which has little to do with the Orthodox world, reiterated "its strong support" for Ukraine's Orthodox community "to govern their religion according to their beliefs, free of outside interference".

Head of the ROC's department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople had lost the right to call itself a coordinating center for all Orthodox Christians.

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"The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has joined the schism himself by recognizing schismatic individuals".

Constantinople continues to be in communion with the Russian Orthodox Church, despite its decision to Eucharistic communion. Also, the Synod has cancelled the letter of 1686 the transition of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate and declared the restoration of stavropigio Ecumenical Patriarch in Kiev.

On October 11, the Synod lifted the anathema from Filaret, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate, and Makariy, the Primate of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. It was also chose to remove the anathema from the heads of the two non-canonical churches in Ukraine - Filaret of the Kiev Patriarchate, and Macarius with the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church.

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