It was published the law on the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Опубликован закон о передаче Андреевской церкви Вселенскому патриархату

On Friday, November 9, the law on the use of St. Andrew’s Church National reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, implying the transfer of the temple of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, published in the parliamentary newspaper “Voice of Ukraine”.

About it report “Vesti”.

“St. Andrew’s Church National reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, which is an outstanding object of cultural heritage, architectural monument of national importance, as places of worship, state-owned, is donated to permanent use of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for worship, religious rites, ceremonies and processions,” – said in the law.

Specifies that the law shall enter into force on the day following the day of its publication.

It is also noted that St. Andrew’s Church after the transfer remains on the list of immovable cultural heritage of the National reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine instructed within a month to ensure the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church to Constantinople.

Also, we will remind, on November 7, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed bill No. 9208 on the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church to Constantinople. The last stage of the passage of the document 7 November returned with a signature from the President.

“To establish that St. Andrew’s Church National reserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, which is an outstanding object of cultural heritage, architectural monument of national importance as a cult building, which is in state ownership, is donated to permanent use of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for worship, religious rites, ceremonies and processions”, – reads the text of the law.

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