Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Istanbul patriarchate

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The Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday it would respond "in kind and toughly" to the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over Moscow's row with Ukraine's Orthodox Church.

Moscow rejects the independence of the Ukrainian Church and a leading bishop - Metropolitan Hilarion - said the decision to recognise it went "against historical truth".

Under the leadership of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the patriarchate last week removed its condemnation of leaders of schismatic Orthodox churches in Ukraine. "Hopefully, the Lord will save us from this temptation", Irinej added.

The Russia-Ukraine church split is a geopolitical rift, too, according to the publication.

This was reported on the website of the Moscow Patriarchate.

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After the visit in Ukraine in September of two sent by the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Russian orthodox Church had already made a decision to break some of its ties with Constantinople. And it is now backing the creation of a new unified Orthodox Church based in Kiev.

He is close to Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Church's leader, and has gone on pilgrimages to Mount Athos and other famous Orthodox sites. Specifically, it promised to "defend the interests of the Orthodox in Ukraine" (Qha.com.ua, October 12), after which it expanded its criticism of the United States for this intra-Church development (Credo.press, October 12).

In general, Eastern Orthodoxy is a Church of jurisdictions: the Patriarchates of Constantinople, Moscow, the Church of Antioch, and several others are all independent but are like a family of Churches.

The church in Ukraine has been under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church since the late 1600s, but calls for independence have increased since Moscow's 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.

Thus, the Ukrainian Church's gaining independence with backing from Parliament and Petro Porochenko, the pro-Western president of the Ukraine, can be viewed as a way of liberating itself from Moscow's influence.

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Tens of thousands of far-right activists marched through the centre of Kiev, waving red and black flags, a symbol of the nationalist movement, and blue and yellow Ukrainian flags.

On October 11, Patriarch Filaret said that "Moscow wants a conflict but we, Ukrainians, do not". This was announced by the patriarchal synod gathered yesterday in plenary session in Minsk in Belarus. The mountain is one of the holiest shrines in Christian Orthodoxy, which many pilgrims, including Christians from Russian Federation, try to reach every year.

Ukraine never had and will never have an established church.

"Russia's use of culture in foreign policy is very important - the sense of identity, of being part of a bigger Orthodox world". The decision marked a step toward establishing an ecclesiastically independent - or autocephalous - church in Ukraine.

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