Update on Ukrainian church developments


Segodnya, 8 March 2019


As of 8 March, 452 parishes of the Moscow patriarchate have transferred into the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PTsU).  This information was quoted on the website Wikipedia, where a map of transfers from UPTsMP to PTsU has been published.


Thus, on 7 March, three parishes left the Moscow patriarchate in Volyn oblast. On 6 March, one parish each from Odessa and Ternopol oblasts, and five in Khmelnitsky oblast. The day before, the decision about transfer was made by believers of a parish in Vinnytsia oblast, and the day before that, in Volyn and Kiev oblasts.


Earlier, the primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Epifany, explained that Ukraine is ready to accept the conditions of the Romanian Orthodox Church, which wants to guarantee the rights and liberties of Romanian parishes for the sake of its recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian church.


And earlier the church situation in Ukraine was discussed in Georgia. The chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Antony, arrived in Tbilisi and met with Georgian Patriarch Ilia II. (tr. by PDS, posted 9 March 2019)

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