Date: 6 months ago   Category: Russia

The ROC called a condition of restoration of the relations with Constantinople


The Constantinople patriarchy has to change the attitude towards the existing church reality. The Russian Orthodox Church hopes that the Constantinople patriarchy will change the mind concerning granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian church. Before interaction with it is impossible, the head of department of external church relations of ROC Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Illarion told journalists, RIA Novosti tells on Monday, October 15. "We hope that the sensible mind will triumph that the Constantinople patriarchy will change the attitude towards the existing church reality. But until this change did not happen while these lawless and antikanonichny decisions from the point of view of Constantinople remain in force, we will not be able to be in communication with this church which is today in split", - he told. Before ROC declared the termination of the relations with the Constantinople patriarchy. Such decision was made because of the beginning of process of granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian church. Let's remind, on October 11 at a meeting of the Synod of Universal patriarchy the decision to continue the procedure of granting Tomos about autocephaly of Ukrainian Orthodox Church was made. Thus, the procedure of granting the Ukrainian church to autocephaly is officially started. Besides, the Sacred synod of Universal patriarchy removed an anathema from the patriarch Filaret and also made the decision on recognition illegal annexations of the Kiev metropolitanate in 1686. The ROC said that the Universal patriarch passes with such actions red line and catastrophically breaks unity of world Orthodoxy. News from the Correspondent.net in Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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