Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will soon visit Ukraine

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Andriy paruby hopes that the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his visit to Ukraine would meet with members of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations.

«I invited the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to visit Ukraine to meet with people’s deputies of Ukraine, and also to meet with the Council of churches. Patriarch Bartholomew gave his consent to this visit to Ukraine, and I hope that in the near future we will be able to hold a meeting of the Ukrainian Council of Churches with the Patriarch», — said Parubiy at the meeting of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations of Ukraine on Thursday in Kiev.

The Parliament speaker noted that the Ecumenical Patriarch is well aware of the situation in Ukraine.

As reported, Parubiy met with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his visit to Turkey on November 20.

16 June 2016, the Ukrainian Parliament 245 votes adopted a draft resolution (No. 4793) «On appeal of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch on the granting of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.»

In his address, Parliament calls of Patriarch Bartholomew to abolish the act of 1686, according to which «in violation of the canons» of the Kyiv metropolis was joined to the Moscow Patriarchate.

On 22 June, the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andrei Parubiy said that the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with a call to issue a Tomos on the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine was delivered to the Archbishop of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.




Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will soon visit Ukraine 24.11.2016

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