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Ukrainian Catholic leader affirms support for ‘unification of Ukrainian Orthodoxy’

November 29, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, met with Patriarch Filaret, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate). The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, who holds a primacy of honor in Eastern Orthodoxy, is in the process of granting formal canonical recognition to an independent Ukrainian Church, leading to tensions with the Russian Orthodox Church, which views the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) as the sole legitimate Orthodox church in Ukraine.

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