The President: unification Council will be no later than mid-December

The President Of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

President Petro Poroshenko suggested that the unification Council will be held in the first half or in the middle of December.

The head of state said that the date of the Council will determine the Patriarch of Constantinople, reports “Correspondent”.

“I can say that it will be in mid-December, and maybe in the first half of December. The Council will elect the Primate of the Autocephalous local Orthodox independent, and most importantly – the Ukrainian Churches”, – said Poroshenko.

The President stressed: “it is Extremely important that the Ukrainian Church will be one of 15 independent Orthodox churches, which consists of the Universal Orthodoxy.”

The head of state expressed hope that the Ukrainian hierarchs “are well aware of the responsibility that rests on them” before the Cathedral.

As reported by the SPM, the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, prepared a draft Statute of the future national Church of Ukraine, but the final date of the Cathedral in his official statement did not name.

Earlier, the Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich explained that he considers strange that fact that yet the Church and its Charter are already doing. “This indicates a certain relationship, or lack of independence in this process, it is the Ukrainian side. Because all the Churches that previously received autocephaly themselves wrote their statutes. And then write for Ukraine and say how it should be,” said the priest. –the priest explained.

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