Ukraine next week will be created Autocephalous local Orthodox Church.
About it reports the UNIAN.
The news Agency cites the words of the President of Petro Poroshenko, who made a speech during celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the society “Prosvita” in Lviv.
“Only a week after hundreds of years of waiting and tens of years of struggle now separates Ukraine and Ukrainians from the Unification Council, which will be based on, created the Ukrainian Autocephalous local Orthodox Church recognized by the world Orthodoxy, and which will be independent from Moscow”, – he said.
Note, November 3, Poroshenko and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed an agreement on cooperation and interaction between Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. On 29 November, the Ecumenical Patriarchate approved the draft Charter of the Ukrainian Church, which granted the Tomos of autocephaly.
Unification Council, whose members must proclaim the establishment of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine, approve its Charter and electing the head, held on December 15 in St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev.