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Constantinople has set about implementing a project of the Ukrainian autocephaly. In his interview to Russia 24 TV channel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, commented on the current situation and the reaction of the Moscow Patriarchate on the aforementioned decisions
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: It is none of concerns of the secular authorities to dictate to the Church which form of existence she is to choose
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, in his interview to an NTV correspondent spoke of the situation that has arisen in Ukraine in connection with the initiative put forward by the Ukrainian authorities to create an autocephalous Church in Ukraine.
On 19 April 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine endorsed an initiative of President Petro Poroshenko concerning an appeal to the Patriarch of Constantinople for the creation of the autocephalous Church in Ukraine. Interfax-Religion web portal asked Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church…