In the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) has commented on the decision of the head liquidated the Kiev Patriarchy Philaret to withdraw his signature from the resolution of the so-called unification of the Cathedral, which in December 2018 and was created ptsu.
“This is another evidence that the Lord on the path of unrighteousness,” — said the Deputy head of the Department of the PCU for external relations, Archbishop yevstratii Zorya.
According to him, the decision of the local Council is not a contract that can just break. Thus the representative of the PCU reminded that heritage, and the name of the Kiev Patriarchate is now owned by a local Church, reports TASS.
the So-called unification Council, which the two organizations — Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church announced the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, was held in December 2018. After that, the Patriarchate of Constantinople gave the head of the new structure of the Tomos of autocephaly. The Russian Orthodox Church and the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church does not recognize the new structure, calling it divisive.
the Kyiv Patriarchate after the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine had to be dissolved. However, in June 2019, Filaret said about the restoration of this structure.
Today it became known that he withdrew his signature under the decree on establishment of PCU in protest, as the culture Ministry refuses to register Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate.