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Moscow denounces plan for Ukrainian Orthodox autonomy

September 07, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: The Patriarchate of Moscow has issued an angry denunciation of the decision by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople to recognize an autocephalous (self-governing) Ukrainian Orthodox Church. A spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church, with claims authority over Ukraine, said the move was an “unprecedentedly gross incursion into the Moscow Patriarchate’s canonical territory,” which “cannot be left unanswered.”

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