Unification Council of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (KP) & UAOC to be held in September 2015

Patriarch Filaret of UOC-KP  (L) & Metropolitan Makariy of UAOC (R)

Patriarch Filaret of UOC-KP (L) & Metropolitan Makariy of UAOC (R)

June 2015

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Kiev: The issue of unification of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church –Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church into the single Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church was discussed on June 18 at a meeting of the Synod of UOC-KP.

The Synod of UOC-KP thanked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for vesting the Constantinople Patriarchate hierarchs with the authority to act as observers in the dialogue between the UOC-KP and UAOC regarding association.

The presence of the Ecumenical Patriarchate hierarchs as observers in the dialogue between the UOC-KP and UAOC concerning association is the evidence of attention and support for unification process from the Mother Church of Constantinople and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Diaspora (under the aegis of the Ecumenical Patriarch).

The Synod approved the Final decision of the joint meeting of the Committees for dialogue between the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church with theUkrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate and of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate with the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church as of June 8, 2015 and announced the Local Unification Council to be held on September 14, 2015.

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