RPTs CALLS UNIFICATION COUNCIL IN KIEV "CANONICALLY NULL AND VOID"
RISU, 15 December 2018
The Russian Orthodox Church considers to be "canonically null and void" the unification council that occurred in Kiev, at which the head of the new Ukrainian church, independent from Moscow, was elected. This was said by the vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow patriarchate, Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, Interfax reports.
"The uncanonical assembly of persons, who in part have and in a greater part do not have legal episcopal consecration, under the general direction of a layman and head of state, and also an outsider who understands nothing in the local language, elected a noncanonical "bishop" as the noncanonical primate. For us this event means absolutely nothing," Balashov said. (tr. by PDS, posted 15 December 2018)
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