The Conflict of Fener and Moscow Patriarchs about Church of Ukraine


Significant developments happened in the Orthodox world in the last autumn of last year.

  • Arif Asalioglu

Metropolitan Epifaniy, the Archbishop of the Independent Church of Ukraine established in Kiev, and his accompanying committee arrived in Istanbul in order to receive the “Tomos”, which recognizes the independence of the Church, from the Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomeos.

Ceremonies, which were also attended by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, were held for the occasion.

And in those ceremonies, Ukraine officially obtained an official independent church. While Poroshenko stated “This is a…

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