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Ecumenical (Constantinople) Patriarchate in the case of the Belarusian Orthodox can grant autocephaly and the Orthodox Church in Belarus. About it in interview “Bi-bi-si Ukraine”, said the representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople Archbishop Teleski job.
“At the moment no application has been filed to the Ecumenical Patriarchate nor from the Belarusian state, nor from the Belarusian Church, so the question [on granting the Belarusian autocephaly of the Church] is not considered. But if they go, then of course, there is a possibility that this issue will be considered equal to [Ukrainian]”, he said.
Belarusian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (MP BOC) after the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) broke off relations with Constantinople because of the decisions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate about the beginning of the process of granting autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
There is a Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (BAPTS) — several non-canonical religious organizations have declared themselves Autocephalous Church of Belarus and the Belarusian Diaspora. C 1944, she is in exile, its main Church is the Cathedral of St. Cyril of Turov in new York. September 14 comments to “radio Svaboda” (Belarusian service of “Radio Liberty”), first Hierarch of BAPC Login Sviatoslav said that the Church also wants to be Autocephalous. “Our goal is also to be legalized in Belarus and officially gain the status of autocephaly”, — he stressed.
In October the loss of the Belarusian Church of the Russian Orthodox Church warned deacon Andrei Kuraev. According to him, the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the abolition of the Patriarchal and Synodal act of transfer of the Kyiv metropolis Moscow in 1686, setupto returns the status of the XVII century. “This applies to Belarus too, because the Kievan Metropolitanate included all the way to Smolensk, the territory from the Commonwealth,” said Kuraev.
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