Poroshenko urged Ukrainians to pray for the autocephaly

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Peter, Porosencova: Mikhail palinchak / RIA Novosti

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has invited fellow citizens to pray for the autocephaly. He invited them to come out on Sunday, October 14, at St. Sophia square of Kyiv. The head of state wrote in his Facebook.

“I urge all concerned: let the whole world stand up with a prayer of thanksgiving for the autocephaly of our Church,” announced the Ukrainian leader.

He explained that with this initiative, approached by community leaders, including Yuri Shcherbak, Dmytro Pavlychko and Mikhail slaboshpitsky.

To the granting of autocephaly churches in Ukraine began earlier Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. October 11 c of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) Macarius was charged with the anathema.

The exact date of the publication of Tomos (ecclesiastical edict) of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, yet were not named. The President of the country Petro Poroshenko said that Tomos will be obtained after the unification of the Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches, with the participation of the UAOC, UOC-KP and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP).

Video, photo All from Russia.

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