The Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of Greece discussed the religious situation in Ukraine


A meeting of Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Hieronymus Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the ROC Metropolitan Hilarion

A meeting of Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Hieronymus Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the ROC Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk took place on 26 June.

During the conversation the sides discussed issues of bilateral and pan-Orthodox cooperation, as well as the state of Church Affairs in Ukraine, reports “patriarchial”.

“I told His Beatitude about the difficult situation in which today is the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” said Metropolitan Hilarion in a brief interview after the meeting.

In turn, Archbishop Jerome said: “I am particularly pleased with today’s meeting with Metropolitan Hilarion, gave us a wonderful opportunity to exchange views on the theme of the Church as a whole, to discuss our good fraternal relations with the Russian Church, as well as a number of topical issues, such as the state of Church Affairs in Ukraine. We were at the point that will follow the development of events to Express or not his consent. Wish education more than anyone who, unlike us, is endowed with great powers, the result will be for the benefit of the whole Church.”

Previously managing Director of the UOC Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary said that the Church does not approve of the initiatives provide a “Tomos of autocephaly” ETC to bypass the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, because they can lead to big problems in the Orthodox world.

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