In Moscow made another statement through the decision of the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople concerning the Tomos of autocephaly for Ukraine. This time the Russian government promised to protect “the interests of the Orthodox in Ukraine”, if “the situation escalates”.
This was stated press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports “Interfax”.
Putin’s press Secretary stressed that in the case of “illegal actions” Russia will give the answer.
In the case that events that evolve, will enter into the mainstream of illegal actions, of course, Russia and everywhere defends the interests of Russians and Russian speakers as well and this has been reiterated Putin, Russia protects the interests of the Orthodox, he said.
Thus Peskov noted that “the interests of the Orthodox” Moscow to defend “exclusively through political and diplomatic” means.
Ukraine became a step closer to acquiring Thomas: watch the video
We will remind, on October 11, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul adopted a decision on the granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
At the meeting of the Synod also adopted a decision on lifting of anathemas from patriarcha Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius and the acceptance of them as canonical.
As explained by Filaret, of the UOC KP to unite with the bishops of the Moscow Patriarchate and Autocephalous Church (UAOC) to create a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
How to create a Unified local Church in Ukraine?9 October in Istanbul began a three-day meeting of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. 10 Oct at these meetings, the clergy heard the report of the envoys of Patriarch Bartholomew (exarchs), who almost spent a month in Ukraine. The Exarch went there on the Ukrainian churches, talked with priests. Is based on the results of their report and adopted a resolution on the creation of a Single Local Church.
After providing Ukraine Thomas in Kiev will hold a unity Council, which announced the creation of a new Autocephalous Orthodox Church will choose its Primate. According to religious experts, the Council may take place before the end of 2018.
The congregation of the Cathedral in the near future, announced the head of the UOC-KP Filaret.
What is Tomos?Tomos is a unique Church document. Release it when the Church wants to provide the actual independence – autocephaly. Occasionally Tomos issued on matters relating to the provisions of the Christian faith, often it relates to Church polity.
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