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Constantinople Patriarchy’s Actions In Ukraine Create Rift Within Orthodox World

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Constantinople Patriarchy's Actions In Ukraine Create Rift Within Orthodox World

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople leads a service. IMAGE: Reuters / Huseyin Aldemir

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople continues its push in support of the ‘independent’ Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which was created by him and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with the support from the United States.

Over the past months, there have been multiple reports that Constantinople pressures canonical cuhrches in order to force them to recognize the non-canonic religious entity created by Patriarch Bartholomew in Ukraine. The Church of Greece was one of the key points of Constantinople’s pressure.

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece met on August 26-28 to discuss the situation in Ukraine and declared that the Synod “recognizes the canonical right of the Ecumenical Patriarch to grant autocephaly.” It also stated that the Synod “privileges” him to “further address the issue of recognition.”

This tactical success became a demonstration that while the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is de-facto shrinking because of deep internal conflicts, its foreign backers still have enough influence to at least try to keep this entity alive. Further actions of Constantinople in this field would contribute to the creation of a public rift within the Orthodox World.

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  • Tommy Jensen

    Time for the Constantinople Patriarch of Orthodox Christians to declare holy war in favour of the United States against the infidels in Russia.

    God says we have the right to live in usury freedom in Ukraine and to defend ourselves against Pharisees in Russia, who want to enslave all people with their cheap dictatorship gas!

    • Jozef Mak

      Thanks for your comment.
      And silly me, I thought, that this is about money from Victoria Nulland and about the command of CIA.