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UOC-MP does not recognize the new Ukrainian Orthodox Church

УПЦ МП не признает новую украинскую православную церковьThere have predicted the conflict with the seizure of churches, “in the beginning of 90-ies”.

Managing the Affairs of the UOC-MP Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) said that his Church does not recognize the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, when it was granted the Tomos of autocephaly. About it the representative of the UOC-MP said in an interview with the Greek Church news Agency Romfea, the translation of which is published on the website of the UOC-MP.

Anthony said that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew “discredits himself in the eyes of our faithful and of our clergy and bishops.”

“Our Church does not recognize these actions and will not do with the new Church (in the wording of the UOC-MP is the word written in quotes – ed.). The Church is a great spiritual family, it means that most of our faithful and parishes remain in the bosom of the canonical Church will not change its pastors, who are loved and followed by. Some will go, but not many, will go mainly problem”, – said the Metropolitan.

He predicted the conflict with the seizure of churches, “in the beginning of 90-ies of the last century, when there was a split”.

Earlier the UOC-MP expressed the desire to convene the heads of the local Orthodox churches to discuss the decisions of Bartholomew to appoint an Exarch in Kyiv in preparation for the granting of autocephaly to Ukraine.

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