The Primate of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Onufriy was back in Istanbul a letter from Patriarch Bartholomew.
About it reports on Saturday a press-service of the UOC-MP.
“A letter, in which Patriarch Bartholomew faces the Primate of the UOC ultimatums and demands to do with schismatics, his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry put it back in the envelope and sent to Istanbul at the address of the sender”, – stated in the message.
The UOC-MP noted that in the letter of Bartholomew contains passages like: from now on, the UOC passed “in complete dependence upon our most Holy Apostolic and Patriarchal Ecumenical Throne”, “for leniency, calling You by his Eminence Metropolitan of Kyiv”, “exhort You and those with you, to enter into communion with the former [Metropolitan] Philaret of Kiev and former [Metropolitan] Lviv Macarius and all their followers” and others.
The press service also reports that a number of bishops, received the invitation to participate in the unification Cathedral of the Patriarch Bartholomew did the same, sending your invitations in Istanbul in Fanar.
As reported, on 6 December, the Metropolitan of the UOC-MP Alexander (drabinko) published a translation of the letter of Patriarch Bartholomew to Father, dated 12 Oct.
In it, Bartholomew was invited Onuphrius at the unity Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches, noting that he can be a candidate for the position of Primate of the UOC.
“After the election of the Primate of the Ukrainian Church body, which would consist of clergy and laity, You will not be able ecclesiologically and canonically to wear the title of Metropolitan of Kiev that You still wear now in violation of the above conditions official documents 1686,” – said, in particular, in the letter.