Patriarch Filaret ignores new independent church's warnings, invites bishops to attend "Council"

12:40, 16 June 2019
Ukraine
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Photo from UNIAN

Earlier, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine declared that the so-called "Council" of the now non-existent Kyiv Patriarchate announced by Filaret would mean a split in church and entail "canonical consequences" for its participants, Cerkvarium reports.

The outlet has published a photo of one of the invitations, dated June 14.

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"I invite you to take part in the local council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, which will be held at the St. Volodymyr's Patriarchal Cathedral in the City of Kyiv on June 20, 2019, at 11:00," the document says.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Filaret appointed the date of the "Council", where he seeks to officially resume the activities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate.

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