Poroshenko said that nobody can stop Ukraine
MOSCOW, 13 Jan — RIA Novosti. Ukrainian independence became stronger with the creation of the “Autocephalous” Church. This was written by the President of the country Petro Poroshenko on Twitter.
“Our United Church became the spiritual Foundation of the Ukrainian state, We won our independence, but it is not the end but just the beginning, we still need unity. However, nobody is able to stop the Ukraine and the Ukrainians, who removed from himself the yoke of the Church of Moscow and the Moscow Empire,” he said.
“Autocephalous” Church was founded on the “unification Council” in Kiev in December with the merger of two non-canonical Church structures, earlier in Ukraine. The head of the new Church was “Metropolitan” Epiphany Dumenko.
The canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church refused to participate in this event. ROC called the canonical meaning of “Assembly” in Kiev is negligible, and the possibility of recognition of Epiphanius other local churches is hardly feasible task.