Decision on granting autocephaly to unite all Orthodox Ukrainians, - Patriarch Bartholomew

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After signing the Cooperation Agreement between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Patriarch Bartholomew spoke to President Poroshenko and the Ukrainian people today in Istanbul

“We live today at a historic moment – the agreement on cooperation between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Ukraine was signed.

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The right of the Orthodox of Ukraine to have an autocephalous Church and this desire that you have for many years is carried out these days. You were entitled to this, like other peoples who received autocephaly from our Church. It is the exclusive right of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to grant autocephaly and now it came to maturity. We are convinced that the decision on autocephaly will result in the unity of the Orthodox in Ukraine.

The Mother Church considers it expedient to grant Ukraine the right to autocephaly. This new Church will enter the family of the Orthodox Churches of the world,” the Ecumenical Patriarch said in his speech.

Bartholomew I thanked Petro Poroshenko for the visit and for the “beautiful St. Andrew Church that will host a permanent residence of the Mother Church in Ukraine.”

“I am praying to visit Ukraine the soonest and bestow blessings on the pious Ukrainian people,” said Patriarch Bartholomew after signing the Cooperation Agreement between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul.Decision on granting autocephaly to unite all
Orthodox Ukrainians
After signing the Cooperation Agreement
between Ukraine and the Ecumenical
Patriarchate, Patriarch Bartholomew spoke to
President Poroshenko and the Ukrainian people
today in Istanbul
“We live today at a historic moment – the
agreement on cooperation between the
Ecumenical Patriarchate and Ukraine was signed.
The right of the Orthodox of Ukraine to have an
autocephalous Church and this desire that you
have for many years is carried out these days.
You were entitled to this, like other peoples who
received autocephaly from our Church. It is the
exclusive right of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to
grant autocephaly and now it came to maturity.
We are convinced that the decision on
autocephaly will result in the unity of the
Orthodox in Ukraine.
The Mother Church considers it expedient to
grant Ukraine the right to autocephaly. This new
Church will enter the family of the Orthodox
Churches of the world,” the Ecumenical Patriarch
said in his speech.
Bartholomew I thanked Petro Poroshenko for the
visit and for the “beautiful St. Andrew Church
that will host a permanent residence of the
Mother Church in Ukraine.”
“I am praying to visit Ukraine the soonest and
bestow blessings on the pious Ukrainian people,”
said Patriarch Bartholomew after signing the
Cooperation Agreement between Ukraine and
the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul.
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