Patriarch Bartholomew: many state leaders greeted us on the provision of the Tomos

28 February 2019, 12:32 | Inter-Orthodox relations | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew assured that by giving autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church, he first of all was guided by the motives of ecclesiological and canonical truth and not by lucrative impulses. He said this in an interview with the Serbian media outlet Politika.

“Ukraine has got its autocephaly. Neither the Ecumenical Patriarchate nor the Patriarchate can add anything more. There was no mercenary motive or hidden benefit. We simply fulfilled our duty to the Church,” he said.

“Every day I call on the grace and mercy of God in our lives and in the life of our Church. Therefore, accusations of ambition or interference of the authorities have not come true,” added Bartholomew I.

Patriarch Bartholomew also said that no statesman had any influence on his decision to grant the Tomos.

“There was no pressure from specific countries when requesting Ukrainian autocephaly. I must, however, assure you that a large number of state leaders have greeted the Ecumenical Patriarchate with this decision. Some of them were letters, while others were public statements. When a state welcomes the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, it does not mean that it influenced this decision. Our Church acts free from external influences and pressures of world powers,” Patriarch Bartholomew said.

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      В православній церкві України необхідно ввести вікове обмеження для займаної посади. Коли по досягненню певного віку, священослужитель заслужено б йшов на спокій. Тоді б оцього дідуся б і послали на

    • Slava43 | 17 May 2019, 02:48

      Почесний Патріярх Філярит дуже добре знає навчання Христа тільки у своїм поважнім віку та бурхливих подіях дався вплинути державним правилам.

    • Slava43 | 17 May 2019, 02:07

      Христос застерігав що хто хоче бути першим буде послідний. Як приклад сам мив апостолам (грішникам) ноги.

    • Zenia | 16 May 2019, 23:08

      Надежды украинцев - иметь законный Патриархат, признанный Матерью-Церковью в Константинополе, а не амбициозные крики: "Я патриарх, и будет только так, как я хочу, а не иначе, а Епифаний пусть

    • Zenia | 16 May 2019, 23:05

      Іди до біса, сраний москаль, Юда проплачений! Гори у пеклі разом із тим, хто тебе найняв, виродку сатанинський!

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