Setting up Patriarchate "distant prospect" for Ukraine's new church: expert

10:20, 07 June 2019
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According to the expert, self-determination of a part of Orthodox believers regarding the creation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate unfolded in 1992, the Obozrevatel online outlet reports.

However, their non-canonical existence, which finally ended with the recognition by the Constantinople Patriarchate, was finally halted.

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According to Filipovych, the idea of creating a Patriarchal Throne in Kyiv will exist as a distant prospect for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine because the believers who are part of what today is metropolis would like to see its status raised to a Patriarchate.

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said at a meeting with Ukrainian journalists in Istanbul last week that the Kyiv Patriarchate had never, in fact, existed.

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