The Patriarch of Filarete: RIA Novosti
The head of the uncanonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Filaret has said that a United Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) is also canonical. He said this in the air of “Ukrainian radio”.
According to him, when Ukrainian journalists called ptsu canonical by the Church, they “say the truth”. His position, he explained that a United Ukrainian Church was not recognized by any local Orthodox Church, with the exception of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. “Not only Russian, but also Greek, Jerusalem, Alexandria, Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Polish, Georgian,” he said, adding that “to show off” the presence of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainians is not worth it.
Moreover, Filaret expressed the view that the Church is Autocephalous only by its name, and in fact — no.
Earlier Filaret declared that June 20 will be held Cathedral of the UOC-KP, which will be cancelled the decision of the Council, where he was United Ukrainian schismatic Church created ptsu, subsequently received from Constantinople Tomos. According to the honorary Patriarch of the DNC, this Church shows that “the Kyivan Patriarchate was, is and will be”.
Prior to that, he refused to accept the Tomos of autocephaly of the DNC, explaining that it was not possible to read the document. According to him, if the UOC-KP knew the contents of the Tomos, nobody would vote for him, because it cements the transition from one addiction to another.
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