President of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Sign Agreement to Establish an Independent National Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service- 5/11/18

The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC

Istanbul-Turkey: On 3rd November 2018, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed the Agreement “On Cooperation and Interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople”.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate Enters into Communion with UOC-KP and UAOC

The agreement is signed as a mutual cooperation between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the State of Ukraine, underlying the fact that an independent Orthodox Church will be constituted for Ukraine. The Ecumenical Patriarch will provide the Tomos, which will recognize the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church and the Tomos will be handed over to the Primate elected by the National Unification Council.

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1 thought on “President of Ukraine and Ecumenical Patriarch Sign Agreement to Establish an Independent National Ukrainian Orthodox Church

  1. The agreement is not about the establishment of an “independent national Ukrainian Orthodox Church”, but about the procedure for the unification of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the recognition of its autocephaly.

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