Date: 7 months ago   Category: Politics

Creation of PTsU: reaction of the world press and social networks


On December 15 in Kiev during unifying cathedral it was declared creation of Uniform local orthodox church which was headed by the metropolitan Epiphanius. The unifying cathedral of orthodox churches of Ukraine with assistance of Universal patriarchy passed on December 15 in St. Sophia Cathedral of Kiev behind closed doors. The cathedral approved creation of autocephalous local orthodox church of Ukraine, its church charter and elected the head of the Patriarchal Vicar of the former Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev patriarchy, the metropolitan Epiphanius. It will go to Istanbul that получть томос, signed by all members of the synod of the Constantinople patriarchy. Delivery of a tomos can be considered the moment of the birth of independent Ukrainian church. 190 people participated in it: representatives of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev patriarchy, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and two bishops from Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow patriarchy - metropolitans Simeon and Alexander. At cathedral there were also a president Petro Poroshenko, the former president Viktor Yushchenko, the chairman of the parliament Andriy Parubiy and representatives of the Constantinople patriarchy. The joint church received names Orthodox church of Ukraine as earlier and reported in Constantinople. St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in the center of Kiev became the cathedral of Orthodox church of Ukraine. The Russian Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow patriarchy against independence of the Ukrainian church also calls St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery / Getty "dissenters" taking part in its creation. They called unifying cathedral "canonically insignificant" ​и refused to recognize its results. The Kremlin zayavlt that in Ukraine "dissident activity is densely mixed with policy", emphasizing what does not consider itself "has the right to interfere with these processes". The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev patriarchy reported that from the moment of election of the initial head of Orthodox church of Ukraine the head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) metropolitan Onufry loses the right for a title of the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. The president of Ukraine said after cathedral that he on December 15 "will become history as sacred, day of creation of autocephalous local orthodox church of Ukraine, day of final finding of independence of Russia" At a press conference on Sunday he emphasized that having received new church Ukraine headed for decolonization by the principle "away from Moscow". Poroshenko also said that PTsU will facilitate to Ukraine a way to the European Union and NATO. The president noted that he guarantees protection passed into new church. Reaction of the world press the American newspaper Washington Post devoted to creation of Orthodox church of Ukraine detailed material. The edition cites words of one of spiritual leaders of the Ukrainian Orthodoxy - the father Sergey Dmitriyev who said that in the conditions of armed conflict of Ukraine with Russia, "Ukraine has to have the church, but not the agent of the Kremlin". The newspaper also specifies that for Poroshenko creation of new church in Ukraine became key point the prechoice

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