The fact that the diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in the Crimea After the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia have not changed their canonical obedience to the Kiev testifies to the unity of the Russian Orthodox Church, an Autonomous part of the UOC, said Fins news the head of the press service of the Ukrainian Church Vasily Anisimov.
on Wednesday, the Commissioner for human rights in the Republic of Crimea Lyudmila Depth told reporters that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (MP) functions within the limits of the Peninsula as a foreign structure, for this reason, the priests had to purchase labor a patent on the implementation of its activities. The priests in Crimea's legal status proved to be foreigners, because imagine the UOC.
"The Ukrainian Orthodox Church - part of the Russian Orthodox Church. Re-registration relates only to legal obedience, and not the Church. For us it is Important that all dioceses smoothly and kept the canonical subordination. The fact that the diocese of the Peninsula were not divorced from the UOC, testifies about the fact that we can be United, " said Anisimov.
according to his statement, the parishes are located within a nearly 70 countries around the world, and different countries have different law. After the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the UOC had to re-register under the new law. The head of the Department suggested that the foreign status of the Crimean dioceses is that they continue to transfer part of the funds in Kiev on the needs of the UOC.
"It is also important to remember that despite the legal status of the UOC on the Peninsula, the bishops of the Crimean dioceses bishops remain not only Ukrainian, but also Russian Orthodox Church," said Anisimov.
Crimea again became a Russian region After the March 2014 referendum. However, the Crimean eparchy of the UOC-MP has not been reallotted and are still run by the Synod of the UOC-MP headed by Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine. Now in Ukraine there are several Orthodox churches of the Byzantine rite, ogromneishee of them and the only one recognized by all the local Orthodox churches of the world - the UOC-MP.