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His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expressed his support for the canonical UOC

In the name of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received the letter of His Beatitude Patriarch Sacred City of Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine Theophilus III regarding the position of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Earlier, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill informed the Primate of the Jerusalem Orthodox Church about the attempts of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to approve bills No. 4128 and No. 4511 providing for the introduction of discriminatory measures against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

"With much brotherly love we received and at the meeting of our Holy Synod we studied your letter of honor 01 / 2609 from 16 May of this year, where you describe the sad situation in which the Ukrainian Church is situated due to the separation of church, provoked disorders and fratricide, clashes and Woes for the Orthodox flock, "- says in a letter to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus III.

"Grieving over violent actions against Orthodox churches in Ukraine - places of worship of God and prayer, repentance and reconciliation, according to the word of our Lord Jesus Christ, who loves all people and wants everyone to reach the knowledge of the truth, - we express to your very beloved Bliss and all Svyatogrobsky brotherhood of heart support. Together with Your Beatitude we appeal to all the responsible persons, so that they make the appropriate efforts to prevent such actions in the future, to restore peace, harmony and unity in Christ, "said the Primate of the Jerusalem Orthodox Church.

A source: DECR Communication Service

Tags: Religion, Orthodoxy, Patriarch Kirill, Ukraine

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