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The Church of Ukraine is sceptical about Onufriy’s announcements on autonomy from the Moscow Patriarchate

scepticalThe Church of Ukraine under Metropolitan Epifaniy responds sceptically to the announcements of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church led by Metropolitan Onufriy regarding its autonomy and independence from the Patriarchate of Moscow.

As it comments in its communiqué, the Autocephalous Church of Ukraine welcomes and supports all efforts for the final abolition of the authority of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine.

“This authority is illegitimate, imposed by force, and is harmful to Orthodoxy in Ukraine and to the very existence of Ukraine, due to the Russian government’s use of the institutions of the Russian Church and its influence in Ukraine as a means of hybrid aggression,” it underlines.
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