Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kiev Patriarchate under Siege

In an interview with Express Patriarch Philaret (Denisenko) of Kiev of the schismatic Ukrainian Orthodox Church has stated that the current Ukrainian government is seeking to liquidate his jurisdiction in the country. In recent months the state has begun returning churches taken from the Moscow Patriarchate at the time of Patriarch Philaret's excommunication to the control of the Moscow Patriarchate's autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Moscow Patriarchate has also made a greater effort in recent months to dialogue with the hierarchs and clergy of the Kiev Patriarchate to bring them back into the communion of the worldwide Orthodox Churches. More here.

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