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Ukrainian Orthodox (UOC-KP) Synod Ready to Cooperate with UOC of USA

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.risu.org.ua/eng/news/article;14506/ Ukrainian Orthodox (UOC-KP) Synod Ready to Cooperate with UOC of USA 02.03.2007, [16:04] // UOC-KP // Kyiv –
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      Ukrainian Orthodox (UOC-KP) Synod Ready to Cooperate with UOC of USA

      02.03.2007, [16:04] // UOC-KP //

      Kyiv – The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox
      Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) reported on
      28 February 2007 that it is ready to cooperate
      with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
      (UOC USA). This was in response to a recent
      statement from the UOC USA deploring “the
      continued intrusion into the life of the [UOC] USA by the [UOC-KP].”

      The Metropolitan Council of the UOC USA recently
      stated that it “deplores the continued intrusion
      into the life of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of
      the USA by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan
      Patriarchate most recently manifested by the
      assignment of a bishop to the United States of
      America. We, the members of the Metropolitan
      Council of the UOC of the USA, while remaining
      firm in our desire and endeavors to secure a
      resolution to the disunity which plagues Orthodox
      Christian Ukraine, condemn any and all such
      machinations designed to disrupt the Faith and
      Order of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA and in the Diaspora.”

      According to the subsequent statement of the
      Synod of the UOC-KP: “By this appointment the
      Holy Synod did not interfere in the affairs of
      the UOC USA; it only regulated the affairs of the
      UOC-KP in the USA. The synod states that the
      ‘disrupt[ion of] the Faith and Order of the
      Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA’ was not
      caused by the actions of the UOC-KP but by
      internal misunderstandings inside the UOC USA and
      diaspora. Therefore, attempts to explain existing
      oppositions in the Ukrainian Orthodox community
      in the USA by actions of the UOC-KP are attempts
      to distort the true reasons for the conflict,
      and, in this way, to delay its resolution for an indefinite period.”

      The Synod of the UOC-KP states that the UOC-KP is
      ready for constructive cooperation with the UOC
      USA, which is part of the Patriarchate of
      Constantinople, on the basis of brotherly love in Christ and mutual respect.

      Source and previous related RISU news:
      • http://www.uaorthodox.org/article.php?pid=532
      • http://www.risu.org.ua/eng/news/article;14386/
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