A law granting St. Andrew’s Church in Kiev, the permanent use of the Ecumenical (Constantinople) Patriarch Bartholomew came into force today, November 10.
The law of October 18, published in the parliamentary newspaper “Holos Ukrainy” on Friday and comes into force on the day following publication.
The transfer of the Church by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The Cabinet shall within one month from the date of entry of this law into force up to December 10 to ensure the transfer of the Church in a permanent free use.
The law provides that religious building, which is state property, an outstanding object of cultural heritage and architectural monument of national importance, can be transmitted in free use for worship, religious rites, ceremonies and processions.
The transfer of St. Andrew’s Church National reserve “Sophia of Kyiv” in constant use does not entail the exclusion from the list of objects of immovable cultural heritage of the reserve.
We will remind, on October 18, the Verkhovna Rada decided to grant St. Andrew’s Church in Kiev, the permanent use of the Ecumenical (Constantinople) Patriarch Bartholomew.
While the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew thanked Ukraine for St. Andrew’s Church