Patriarch Bartholomew responded to the accusations of the Russian Federation of bribery and told him what it pleased the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. It is reported by Greek newspaper Orthodoxia.info passes liga.net.
“Even though ROC and accuses me that I took money for autocephaly, but, really, I got no money, and a lot of candy from Poroshenko,” – said Bartholomew.
December 15, in St. Sophia Cathedral took place the unification Council, during which was created a single Ukrainian Orthodox Church and was elected its head – Metropolitan Epiphanios.
Following this, Bartholomew called the newly elected head of the DNC, congratulated him and invited him to Fanar.
After creating a single Orthodox Church in Ukraine, it has managed to go a few parishes of the UOC-MP, including Vinnytsia Holy Transfiguration Cathedral.