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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate plans meeting with Poroshenko on November 13

The Chancellery of Kyiv Metropolis refused to comment the information, while the presidential administration checks it
15:18, 9 November 2018

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko holds meeting with Metropolitan Onufriy
Presidential Administration press office

The bishops of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate plan to hold a meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on November 13. The information on the issuing invitations to the meeting at Kyiv Pechersk Lavra appeared at the Ukrainian mass media.

Metropolitan Oleksandr (Drabynko) confirmed the information referring to the message of the chancellery of Kyiv Metropolis as Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

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According to the preview, the meeting should place at the assembly hall of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra on November 13 at 14:00.

"The participation of all diocesan and vicarious bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is obligatory," the message said.

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At the same time, Metropolitan Oleksandr could not confirm whether Metropolitan Onufriy will be present at the meeting.

The Chancellery of Kyiv Metropolis refused to comment the information, while the presidential administration checks it.

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On October 11, the Synodus lifted the anathema from Filaret, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate, and Makariy, the Primate of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Filaret stated that a united Jubilee Bishops' Council would take place soon to create a unified Ukrainian local church.

In addition, the Ecumenical Patriarchate recognized Russia’s Orthodox Church annexation of Kyiv Metropolis in 1686.

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