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Cleavage of the Moscow Patriarch to recognize the Ukrainian Church

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, has achieved a detachment from the Russian Patriarchate formally. President Poroshenko spoke of a "historic event" and a "big day" for Ukraine.

The Orthodox national Church of Ukraine is not formally been independently explained. The Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, signed on as head of the Orthodox churches at a ceremony in Istanbul, a corresponding decree.

On 15. December came together in Kiev two Orthodox Ukrainian churches, which had in 1921, and in 1992, of the Orthodox Patriarchate in Moscow cleaved. With your merger of the new Orthodox Church of the Ukraine, the two hitherto non-recognized churches the way for its recognition by Bartholomew I. The Ukrainians were paved, after centuries, finally free from external influences, said Bartholomew in a speech.

President Poroshenko speaks of "courage"

President Petro Poroshenko of the end of March the re-election, had advertised in the conflict with Russia for an independent Ukrainian Church. He thanked Bartholomew for "the courage to take this historic decision". "Among the 15 stars of the Orthodox churches in the world a Ukrainian star appeared," said Poroshenko after the ceremony.

The Orthodox national Church of Ukraine is not formally been independently explained.

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