The Synod of Greece did not recognize the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine
The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church refused to recognize the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU). “The Holy Synod decided to refer the question of the recognition of the Greek Church of the new Autocephalous Church of Ukraine to the Holy Cathedral of the hierarchy of the Greek Orthodox Church”, — is spoken in the message of the Synod of the Greek (quoted by “Interfax”).
The Department for external Church relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC-MP) commented on the decision, saying that in Greece, “as in the whole Orthodox world, are aware of the complexity of the issue, related, including lack of canonical Episcopal ordination of a new structure.”
We will remind, in December in Kiev held a unification Cathedral, where the Primate of the new Church was elected as the Metropolitan of Pereiaslav and Belotserkovsky Epiphanius (Dumenko). January 5, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed a Tomos of autocephaly for ptsu. The next day, the document, together with the staff transferred to Metropolitan Epiphanius.
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