Wednesday, 19 December

On December 15, united cathedral gathering will be held on Ukrainian autocephaly. This was stated by the President, Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the Forum of Local Self-Government in Kyiv, Ukrainska Pravda reports.

“I am glad to announce the date of the unifying cathedral, which will proclaim the creation of an autocephalous local Orthodox Church in Ukraine, which will approve its charter, our new church, which is the Cathedral of the Head of State,” he said.

“The Cathedral will be held on December 15, 2018 in Holy Sophia, which for centuries was the center of Orthodox Ukrainian religious life,” Poroshenko said.

“His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew informed me that he had signed the relevant letters with invitations to the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate – with an invitation to take part in this extremely important historical event,” added the president.

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