At Filaret's "Council", decision made to restore Kyiv Patriarchate

16:50, 20 June 2019
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That's according to a Telegram-channel by Ukrayinska Pravda "UP.Off the record".

The report notes that Filaret continues to consider himself Kyiv Patriarch and claims all property and all assets of the UOC-KP, which have been transferred to the newly-created Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the church independent from Moscow's influence and recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople.

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"The Council, which was held in the St. Volodymyr Patriarchal Cathedral of Kyiv, ruled that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate is registered with a state authorities and continues to exist," the report said.

In addition, the “council” confirms that "Patriarch Filaret continues to be head of the UOC-KP."

At the Council, a unanimous decision was also taken to appeal to President Volodymyr Zelensky on the issue, reports

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