Patriarch Filaret: Moscow Will Try to Liquidate Independence of UOC-MP in February

29 January 2013, 12:44 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

1088-uoc.jpgPatriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) has called on the bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to preserve the self-rule of their church and defend it from the encroachments of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Patriarch Kirill, reads Patriarch Filaret’s special address to the bishops posted by the website of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

The Primate reminded that last year, the ROC made attempts “to destroy the structures of the UOC-MP through 'bringing the Statutes of the UOC in line with the Statutes of the ROC.' The implementation of that plan was then suspended but not abandoned. According to Patriarch Filaret, Moscow has now resumed it.

“It is known that under the pretext 'of bringing the Statutes of the UOC in line with the Statutes of the ROC,” they intend to pass at the Hierarchical Council of the ROC on February 2-5 decisions to change the structure of the UOC-MP and to introduce metropolitan circuits in at after the pattern of Russian ones. It is planned to have these changes proposed by the head of the Statutory Committee of UOC-MP, Metropolitan Ilarion (Shukalo) of Donetsk of UOC-MP, whose activity at that post was extensively criticized by you last year,” reads the address.

According to Patriarch Filaret, if that decision is passed, the Kyiv Metropolitanate headed by Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan) will be transformed into one of the metropolitanates of the Moscow Ptriarchate in Ukraine.

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    • Ron Feledichuk | 1 August 2014, 07:13

      And who is to blame, Putin and the so called Patriarch who are nothing more than sponsors of terrorism. Unbelievable, a Patriarch who welcomes a murderer intlo his church while the Orthodox world

    • Paul S. Ewasko | 31 Jule 2014, 21:30

      Look at your own country Met. Hilarion. Russia is a lying, power hungry, propaganda filled, morally bankrupt nation. Its deranged behavior toward Ukraine will be its downfall. The truth will prevail!

    • bopa1 | 26 Jule 2014, 11:05

      Фраза “Наша країна встояла від більшовиків, Церква пережила “совєти”, і можу вас запевнити – ми вистоїмо і переможемо. З нами Бог і з нами правда" дуже далека від духу самої прощі до

    • bopa1 | 26 Jule 2014, 08:19

      Не слід розділяти своє життя, свою сім'ю, свою родину від своєї домівки, своєї Батьківщини - УКРАЇНИ, даної нам БОГОМ. Якщо буде інакше, то це буде не по Божому і Господь на нас буде гніватися і

    • sandy1966 | 23 Jule 2014, 21:26

      Это вашей сталинской МП надо лет триста каяться перед народом Украины за предательство и измену Родине!

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