In the speech Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (Adamakis) regarding the results of the meeting of the Constantinople and Moscow patriarchs in Istanbul there are no words about the decision to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This is relatively common in the Ukrainian media information is false. It is reported by the Synodal information Department of the UOC.
The report says that massively replicated false information that distorts the words of the representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France (Adamakis) regarding the results of the meeting of the Constantinople and Moscow patriarchs in Istanbul August 31, 2018.
“As you know, in Ukraine for more than 25 years split, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate made a decision to consider all of the ways in which it can be proclaimed the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This decision was made in April, and we already implement this solution, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate also said Patriarch Kirill during his visit…” – quotes the Department of the UOC, Metropolitan Emmanuel.
This phrase is missing the idea that the granting of autocephaly is the decision, is emphasized in the message. But Metropolitan Emmanuel says that Patriarch Bartholomew was reported to Patriarch Kirill, as the Constantinople Patriarchate from April conducted a study of all options for granting autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Patriarchate of Constantinople not only declared the need to find ways of granting autocephaly, but also “implement” this decision – that is, immediately started the search.
However, if the Patriarchate of Constantinople from April to the granting of autocephaly, and if so, what she sees in the speech Metropolitan Emmanuel is not reported. As not reported by a senior Hierarch, focus on whether the Patriarchate of Constantinople to implement the specified options, if theoretically it will be found.
The report stresses that the words of the Metropolitan was incorrectly interpreted a number of Ukrainian media in the light of previous statements of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In addition, it is indicated that the media was circulated incorrect translation of the words of Metropolitan Emmanuel.
“Such actions of representatives of the journalistic community, like any deception, threaten meipromoligne dialogue on overcoming the Church schism in Ukraine, and information resources that are disseminated by the fake, should immediately to refute it and apologize to the readers”, the statement ends.