Yesterday, the Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate took place in Kyiv and considered the issues of church life that arose as a result of the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

As a result of the work, the Council adopted a number of important decisions for church life:

  • He expressed disagreement with the position of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill regarding the war in Ukraine.
  • The Council adopted appropriate additions and amendments to the Statute on the Administration of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, testifying to the complete independence and independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
  • For a period of martial law, when ties between the dioceses and the church’s governing center are complicated or absent, the Council considers it expedient to give diocesan bishops the right to independently make decisions on certain issues of diocesan life that fall within the competence of the Holy Synod or the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Also, the participants of the Council expressed their readiness for dialogue with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

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