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Poroshenko signed a bill on the transfer of St. Andrew’s Church of Constantinople

Порошенко подписал законопроект о передаче Андреевской церкви КонстантинополюThe transfer of the Constantinople St. Andrew’s Church is an important step in preparation for the granting of the Tomos.

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.

In the explanatory note stresses that the handover of Constantinople St. Andrew’s Church is an important step in carrying out the work on preparation to receive the Tomos of autocephaly of the UOC.

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