Independence decree presented to Ukrainian Orthodox bishop

Europe 01/06/19, 03:42

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has presented a decree of independence to the Metropolitan bishop of the nascent Orthodox Church of Ukraine.In Istanbul on Sunday, Patriarch Bartholomew I presented the Tomos, a scroll containing the decree, in a symbolic ceremony sanctifying the Ukrainian church's independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. ...

Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church formalized in Istanbul

Europe 01/05/19, 05:52

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has signed a decree of independence for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul Saturday, formalizing the Ukrainian church's independence from the Russian Orthodox Church to which it has been tied to since 1686. The move is forcing Ukrainian clerics ...

Ukraine’s president meets Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul

Europe 11/03/18, 11:27

Ukraine's president has met the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, as some Ukrainian clerics prepare to break ties with the Russian Orthodox Church.Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, right and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, pose for photos at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, following their meeting, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Poroshenko ...

Romanian church urges unity for Orthodox churches

Europe 10/26/18, 10:11

Romania's Orthodox Church has called for unity among Orthodox churches after a meeting to discuss a rupture between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.FILE - In this April 9, 2018 file photo, Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I, right, speaks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Istanbul, ...

Russian Orthodox Church issues warning to Orthodoxy’s leader

Europe 09/28/18, 10:38

The Russian Orthodox Church warned Friday that it would sever ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community if he grants autonomy to Ukraine's Orthodox Church.The stern warning follows Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I's promise to allow the Orthodox Church in Ukraine to be autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent. The Russian ...

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