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The former Patriarch of the unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Filaret has said that it would not accept the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (PCU), as they had no opportunity to review the document. Reports about it “Gromadske”.
According to Filaret, if the UOC-KP knew the content of Thomas, no one would not vote for him, because the document establishes the transition from one addiction to another. “The Moscow Patriarchate serves the interests of Moscow, PCU is the Greeks. And who will serve Ukraine?” — it asked a question.
In late may, the DNC declared illegal all orders of the leadership of the UOC-KP issued after receipt of the Tomos of autocephaly. The head of the DNC, Metropolitan Epiphanius recalled that the UOC-KP has ceased to exist after Unification of the Cathedral on 15 December 2018, at which the breakaway Church in Ukraine have United in the new structure, and became the Kiev Metropolitanate ptsu.
May 24, Epiphanius reported that the Synod of the PCU was not able to convince Filaret that his Church no longer exists, since the UOC-KP formed the basis of the new structure. Emeritus Patriarch to one of those present refused to swear allegiance to the Charter. In early June, Patriarch Bartholomew stated that Ukraine never existed Kyiv Patriarchate.
Ptsu was established on 15 December 2018 to the Unification Council, initiated by Patriarch Bartholomew and Petro Poroshenko, who was then President. The composition included mainly representatives of the UOC-KP and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC). The Ecumenical Patriarch has removed the anathema with their heads in October 2018, then the ROC broke Eucharistic communion with Constantinople. The head of the PCU was appointed associate Philaret to Metropolitan Epiphanius, and the leader of the breakaway Church received the status of honorary Patriarch of the DNC.
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