About involvement of the UGCC in the process of receiving the Tomos on autocephaly, said the reporter, “Direct”, the Primate of the UOC-KP Patriarch Filaret.
“Greco-Catholic Church is the Catholic Church. And she is Orthodox does not have a direct relationship. We want Greek-Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church had good relations. For what? We defended the interests of the Ukrainian state. And not only Catholic, but also Protestant Churches, the Roman Catholic Church and other religions. And we have such a relationship in the all-Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations. But the direct relations of the Greek-Catholic Church to this process has, however, expressed its support to the process of granting autocephaly. Because she is interested that Ukraine was not a religious struggle to see Ukraine as a state, was progney and that we were the only as citizens of Ukraine to defend the interests of their people and their state”, – said Patriarch Filaret.