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The issue of Church-canonical structure of Ukraine Fanar at odds with the position of the Ukrainian authorities, says Nikolai Mitrokhin
Constantinople wants to create in Ukraine the Exarchate. Wrote about this on his page on Facebook German expert, theologian Nikolai Mitrokhin.
“Coming to the feast, the Greeks announced their demands, of which it became clear that their wishes for the future of Church-canonical structure of Ukraine is completely at odds with the position of the AP (Administration of the President – note. ed.) – said Mitrokhin. They want to establish in Ukraine the Exarchate (that is, an independent structure parallel to all other Ukrainian Churches) and catch in the murky waters of the confrontation between KP and the UOC full net swing wards”.
According to Mitrokhin, Fanar plays his game, and be part of the presidential campaign doesn’t really want. The expert also noted that all of this was to Rostyslav Pavlenko, who was removed from his post as Deputy head of the AP.
“I wonder how many goals will fly when Poroshenko becomes clear that the struggle for autocephaly does not increase his chances for re-election, and reduce them”, – said Mitrokhin.
Earlier in the UOC, said that the creation of a parallel jurisdiction in Ukraine would mean an end to any dreams of the unity of the Church, a parish of Constantinople in Ukraine will preserve the split for the ages.