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Ecumenical Patriarch delivers Easter greeting to newly independent Ukrainian Church

April 30, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople delivered his Easter greeting in the Ukrainian language for the first time on April 28. Although the Ecumenical Patriarch has approved autocephalous (independent) standing for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, other Orthodox bodies have refused to accept that status, and Ukrainian Orthodox clerics were barred from Easter celebrations in Jerusalem.

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