On Friday, October 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of Russian security Council to discuss the internal Affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Putin and members of the security Council of the Russian Federation exchanged “views on the situation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine the decision of the Patriarchate of Constantinople”, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation
“The meeting discussed the issues of domestic socio-economic agenda dealt with international issues. There was also an exchange of views on the situation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine the decision of the Patriarchate of Constantinople”
Recall that the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople abolished the letter of the Synod of 1686, after which the Kievan Metropolia came under the jurisdiction of Moscow, where he restored the canonical status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Macarius. This decision opened the way for granting the Ukrainian Church of the Tomos of autocephaly, the process continues.
According to the head of the UOC-KP Filaret, Tomos is received after the election of the Primate of the Orthodox Church to the “unification Council”, which will be attended by the hierarchs of the Kyivan Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Orthodox Autocephalous Church and the Moscow Patriarchate.