Meeting of commissioners of the Constantinople Patriarchate in Kiev with the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine informal, because Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople has not notified the Metropolitan Patriarchate about the visit of their leaders on the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church, said Fins news Secretary for inter-Orthodox relations of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk.
On Tuesday, when the Slavic peoples celebrate the baptism of Russia, Petro Poroshenko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the heads of Ukrainian churches in the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople Metropolitan YUrij (Calimala, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada) and by Metropolitan Anthony (Shcherba, the UOC of the USA). During the Meeting with the hierarchs of Poroshenko expressed support for the establishment in Ukraine of its " national Church ". Commissioners of the Patriarchate of Constantinople supported the idea Poroshenko, saying that Patriarch Bartholomew asked them to mark the Millennium memory of St. Prince Vladimir " together with the people of Ukraine ".
"Words that they represent the Patriarch of Constantinople, questioned