The Church situation in Ukraine became one of the issues that was discussed at the session of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church on 21 June 2018, according to the portal “Orthodox life”.
As stated in the published on the website of the Patriarchate Protocol, “about a difficult Church situation in Ukraine”, reported to the members of the Synod, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II. The Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church invited the bishops to see the Patriarchate received a letter from the Constantinople Patriarchate, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. All three letters were read out at the meeting, but in the Protocol they are not given.
As told following the meeting of the Metropolitan Kandinsky Peter (Tsaava), in the key of “support or not” the question of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the Synod of the GOC was not considered, reports news-Georgia. According to the Hierarch, the discussion on this topic will take place after their position will clarify the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
According to the Agency “Romfea”, who leads the outreach Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Ilia II at the meeting “expressed deep dissatisfaction with the Ukrainian question.” “His Beatitude does not agree with the initiatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine and recognizes the legitimate exclusively to the Church under the leadership of his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry”, – quotes Agency “Romfea” the words of one of its sources.