Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of Moscow and Kyian Patriarchates Create Commission for Mutual Dialogue to restore unity

March 2014

The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) welcomed the decision of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to start a dialogue with the UOC-KP. In this regard, the Synod of the UOC-KP decided to express its readiness “to on a canonical basis restore the unity and establish a national status for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.”

The UOC-KP created a commission for dialogue with the UOC-MP. The UOC-KP also reaffirmed that every nation has the right to a national church for “an independent church in an independent state is canonically justified and historically inevitable.”

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