Ukraine intends to defend the recognition of the autocephaly of the UOC-KP – Poroshenko

The head of state during his speech to the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday said about the Ukrainian leadership, strong political will to defend the right to the local Church.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the authorities of the country’s serious intentions regarding the recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate.

The Autocephalous status of the Church, giving it independence from other local churches. Headed by a Patriarch, Archbishop or Metropolitan.

“I would like to draw the attention of its vsesvjatsky (Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Ed.) in a very great the seriousness of our intentions, the presence of the Ukrainian leadership a strong political will to solve this problem, which unfortunately, is on the agenda since 1991. Ukraine has the right to the local Church, we have the right to defend”, — said Poroshenko Poroshenko said during his address to the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday.

Recall Metropolitan Anthony spoke about the possibility of creating a Unified national Church in Ukraine.