Patriarch Filaret supports Poroshenko's appeal to Patriarch Bartholomew to create independent UOC

10:20, 19 April 2018
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The creation of an independent unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be on the agenda of the Verkhovna Rada's Thursday session, according to the TV news service TSN.

Ukrainian lawmakers are expected to vote for the Patriarch Filaret's appeal to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Church.

Read alsoUPDATE: Ukraine asks Constantinople to allow creation of independent Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchMetropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Makariy, Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, has supported the move, having joined the appeal to Patriarch Bartholomew.

Poroshenko also held a meeting with head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Metropolitan Onufriy and told him about his arrangements with Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul.

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