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Bishops council to be held on December 15, - Poroshenko

Bishops council to be held on December 15, - Poroshenko

Poroshenko, NSDC urgent session, Kyiv, November 2018
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The bishops council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will take place on December 15. Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine made such statement as 112 Ukraine reported.
I am glad to announce the date of the bishops council, which should declare the creation of the Autocephalous Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The council will take place on December 15, 2018, at Saint Sophia Cathedral, which has been the center of the Orthodox Ukrainian religious life for centuries. His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew informed me that he signed the proper letters to the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate with the invitation to participate in this important historical event, the president said.

On October 11,the Synodus lifted the anathema from Filaret, head of theUkrainian Orthodox Church of Kyivan Patriarchate, and Makariy, Primate of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Filaret stated that united Jubilee Bishops' Council would take place soon to create a unified Ukrainian local church.
In addition, the Ecumenical Patriarchaterecognized Russias Orthodox Church annexationof Kyiv metropole in 1686.

As we reported earlier,President of UkrainePetro Poroshenko andEcumenical Patriarch Bartholomewsignedan agreement on cooperation between Ukraine and theEcumenical Patriarchatein Turkey.
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