Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate plan 13 November to meet with President Petro Poroshenko.
Information about invitation to a meeting at the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra appeared in the Ukrainian media.
Information referring to the message of office of the Kyiv metropolis, “the Ukrainian truth” was confirmed by the Metropolitan of the UOC-MP Alexander (drabinko).
The announcement stated that the meeting should take place in the Assembly hall of the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra on Tuesday, November 13, at 14.00.
“The participation of all diocesan and vicar bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a must,” – said in the announcement. At the same time, Metropolitan Alexander, could not confirm whether or not to attend the meeting, Metropolitan Onufry.
In the office of information refused to comment. The administration of the President has checks.
We will remind that on April 9, the Verkhovna Rada 268 votes of people’s deputies supported the appeal of President of Ukraine to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. On 11 October, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate supported the renewal of the granting of autocephaly to Ukraine and formally approved that the mother Church to Ukraine is Constantinople. The Synod also removed the anathema from the head of the UOC-KP Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius. The head of the UOC Kiev Patriarchate Filaret said that in the near future will be the unifying Council of bishops to create a unified Ukrainian local Church.
In addition, the representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople Archbishop Teleski job (Hecha) said that from a canonical point of view, in Ukraine, the UOC-MP is no more after October 11, at the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was repealed by the act of 1686.