The contract States on cooperation in the establishment of the PCU.
Associate Professor of the Department of history of the Ostroh Academy, one of the co-authors of “10 theses for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine” published on his Facebook a text of the agreement on cooperation and interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
The agreement was signed on 3 November 2018 President Petro Poroshenko and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
The agreement consists of six articles, which refers to the intention of the parties to cooperate in the creation and approval of the Autocephalous local Orthodox Church in Ukraine with the center in Kiev. In the contract it is told about plans to share information about the situation of Ukrainian Orthodoxy and the world, hold joint events, consultations, etc.
Ukraine pledged to promote the establishment of stavropigio (representative office) in Kiev, and the Ecumenical Patriarch through the stavropegic is to contribute to the establishment of the PCU and the establishment of its contacts with other Autocephalous Orthodox churches.
Recall, 15 December 2018, the Orthodox Church in Ukraine held a unification Council, 6-7 January 2019, the Primate of a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Epiphany received the Tomos of autocephaly of the ptsu.
February 3 at the Cathedral of St. Sophia, the ceremony of his enthronement (in a secular manner – the inauguration) Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine of the Epiphany (Dumenko).