Greece starts procedure for recognizing Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

Greece starts procedure for recognizing Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

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The Greek Orthodox Church has launched the procedure needed for the recognition of the united local Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

The decision was approved at a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church, Ortodoxia Info reports.

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church at the meeting discussed the letter of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in connection with the election of the first head of the new autocephalous church of Ukraine, as well as the corresponding letter of Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. The priests decided to transfer the case to the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church to recognize the new autocephalous church of Ukraine by the Church of Greece.

As Ukrinform reported, the Ecumenical Patriarchate proclaimed the autocephalous church established in Ukraine as its spiritual daughter with a department in Kyiv.

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