Constantinople formally recognizes independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church
January 07, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople issued a tomos recognizing the autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church at a ceremony in Istanbul. Metropolitan Epifanyi of Kiev, the newly elected leader of the Ukrainian body, accepted the tomos, with Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko looking on. The Russian Orthodox Church, which bitterly opposed the move, has now condemned the Constantinople patriarchate as “schismatic.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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