Cyprus Orthodox Church Backs Ukrainian Church’s Independence

FILE - Church of Cyprus leader Archbishop Chrysostomos. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Christos Bonis)

NICOSIA (AP) — Cyprus’ Orthodox Church says it supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s right to independence that was granted by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople last month, aiming to heal its divisions.

The Holy Synod also said Wednesday, however, that Patriarch Bartholomew should take into account the “sensitivities” of Russians whose roots in the faith are found in Ukraine.

It says the Patriarch should arrange for the Russian faithful have some degree of “jurisdiction” in Ukraine, which could be done through the appointment of an envoy or the establishment of a monastery there.

The Ukrainian church’s decision to split from the Moscow Patriarchate after ties of more than three centuries has angered Russia. The Russian church has severed ties with Patriarch Bartholomew, which the Cyprus church has strongly criticized.

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  1. This is not true. The church of cyprus has
    Declared it will NOT recognize the fake bishop
    Denisenko. The holy synod of the church of cyprus made clear in its public statement
    That the bishops under denisenko are
    Schismatics with invalid ordinations and
    Consecration.

    Furthermore, the church of cyprus affirmed
    Metropolitan onuphry as the canonical bishop
    Of Ukraine.

    Since the church of cyprus has refused to
    Recognize the fake church and the archbishop
    Of cyprus refused to concelebrate with
    The fake bishop denisenko and refused
    To send a delegation to the fake
    Enthronement in Ukraine it is very
    Clear that the church of cyprus does not
    Back the Ukrainian schismatics.

    For several months efforts have been made by
    The schismatics to lie about the real
    Orthodox churches. Outside the Phanar no
    One recognized this political organization
    Masquerading as a church.

    1. TNH…and their ” Glory to America” Greek Ahepan Secret Society of Aristocratic Elitist again distorting information to l support of fascist in the Ukraine and U.S government!

      So far…this group promotes and sponsors …a Senator from New Jersey Robert Menendez…who is a member of the Ahepa…and just about any other organization to and get him votes…who was found guilty by Congress for fraud, bribery, and taking lavish gift from just one of his Jewish supporters and include providing for his pleasure … under age teenage prostitutes from the Dominican Republic….. and all he is done…is make Tsipras ..hand over the cultures of Greece to add FYROM to add another U.S military base in the march to war with Russia and Europe, support Geoffrey Pyatt..ambassador to Greece ..and one of the coordinators in the coup of the Ukrainian government…to demand the illegal separation of the Orthodox Church in the Ukraine ..and turn it into Neo Nazi state owned orthodox church without the approval of the ethnic Russian population in Eastern Ukraine, sabotage relations with Russia and Greece by demanding that Tsipras dismiss Russian diplomates from Greece…and get this !………for allegedly meddling in the politics of Greece!
      But Menendez and his Secret society of frauds can do everything highlighted …and now even demand that tsipras…break international laws to support another regime change in Venezuela! .

      TNH…masquerading as journalist!

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