In the Administration of the President of Ukraine commented on the situation with the granting of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
According to the Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Rostislav Pavlenko, the process of granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is in accordance with the procedure.
“The information Panaram (Konstantinopolskogo the residence of the Patriarch – Ed.) local churches. After the completion of the Commission that deals with this (Metropolitan Bartholomew (Samaras), Emanuel and John), report to Synod, and a decision will be made about the next steps”, – quotes the President Interfax-Ukraine.
Earlier, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine Filaret said that Tomos will be provided this year.
“When it is – in a month or in the fall – no specifics, but just this year…set up a special Committee of three metropolitans of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which go round all the local churches. It is important to understand: they don’t ask for consent on granting of the Tomos, and just being informed about the relevant intention of Constantinople,” – said the head of the UOC-KP.