Poroshenko invited the ROC to prove its canonicity

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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (left) and Bishop ptsu, Epifanio: stringer / RIA Novosti

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko doubted the canonicity of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and invited it to show your Tomos. He said this during a speech near the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Vinnytsia where together in the government delegation was taken to demonstrate to parishioners the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (PCU), reported on the official website of the President.

“Right now our Church is canonical, and let them (ROC — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) will understand, will show Tomos. And where their Tomos? Stalin signed? That’s all this began. Truth — don’t hide it,” said he, adding that nobody has the right to determine which Church canonical, and which are not.

In ptsu included representatives of mainly non-canonical structures, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC). On 11 October, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate lifted the anathema with their heads, then the ROC broke Eucharistic communion with Constantinople refuses to acknowledge as the outcome of the unification Church and the validity of the Tomos. That is also the position of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP): the Cathedral was attended by only two of its hierarchy.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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