President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said he was supporting the state's impatience in church affairs, especially if it is a foreign country trying to influence the Ukrainian church.
The state of Ukraine should not interfere with church activities. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the military church of the martyr Nestor Salunski (region Khmelnitsky) after a joint prayer with military chaplains for "Peace through victory", conveyed the correspondent "Gordon".
"I fully share this idea, especially when the state is not Ukrainian, but from abroad it hampers the activities of our church, why should they do it?" Therefore, the creation of the autofeopaly church is a very important element in building the state and its independence, "the president said.
Poroshenko emphasized that Ukraine does not want to take anything from anyone, but begs her to send her to the Ukrainian church.
"Yesterday was miraculous, despite fierce pressure, provocation and intimidation, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate made a historic decision, and it will enter the history of the world's Orthodox Church, and the Ukrainian autofish church will be among the 15 Orthodox churches," he said.
The president added that the church was awarded to Ukrainians because of the suffering people have because of Russian aggression. He thanked the chaplains who pray for the Ukrainian state, the people and the army.
"They [УПЦ МП] pray for Cyril and not for Ukraine. We just need to understand it clearly. We will not push or persuade anyone. You should go so far to pray for your country and people. And then everything will be fine, I'm sure of that, "Poroshenko said.
On October 11, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate adopted a number of decisions concerning the autorefals of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Specifically, the decision of the patriarchate of Carigrad from 1686 for the transfer of the Ukrainian church to the Moscow Patriarchate was canceled; the anathema imposed by the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) was removed from the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kiev Patriarchy Filaret; he and the head of the Ukrainian autochthonous Orthodox Church Macarius returned the canonical status.
The official Tomos on the autochthonous Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, will present to the boss of a united local church elected to the unification council. He was expecting the bridge to pass in December.
October 15 The Synod of Russian Orthodox Church broke the Eucharistic communion with the Patriarch of Carigrad, and on 13 November the same decision was passed by the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
On November 27 and 29, the Ecumenical Patriarchate held a synod, adopting the "Constitutional Charter of the Ukrainian Church".
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Synod approved the text of Tomos about the autochemical UOC and that soon Patriarch Bartholomew will announce the date of the unification council.