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President: Receiving the Tomos of Autocephaly by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will cause a huge upsurge in the national spirit

24 April 2018 - 01:13

“I am convinced that the decision on receiving the Tomos of Autocephaly by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will cause a huge upsurge in the national spirit. We all must act responsibly for this to happen," President Poroshenko said on the program "Freedom of Speech" on ICTV channel.

President on the possible intervention of the Russian Patriarch in the process of granting the Tomos to Ukraine: Nobody, including Kirill, has the veto on the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarch

24 April 2018 - 01:03

“Nobody, including Kirill, has the veto on the decision of the Ecumenical Patriarch. He doesn’t ask for permission from Kirill, he is holding consultations on this issue,” Petro Poroshenko said.

Head of State: Patriarch of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church will be elected in Ukraine

24 April 2018 - 00:49

President Petro Poroshenko stresses that it is up to Ukrainians to elect their Patriarch. "The state will not determine who will be the Patriarch of the new church, because this is not a state matter. There will be no "pointing finger" - support this or do not support that," the Head of State noted on the program "Freedom of Speech" on ICTV channel.

President: We, Ukrainians and the state of Ukraine do not fear Russia

24 April 2018 - 00:30

“We, Ukrainians and the state of Ukraine do not fear Russia. We have been proving this for four years during a totally bloody aggression. Russia sheds blood on the Ukrainian soil - and today it's thousands and thousands of Ukrainians killed and wounded as a result of the Russian military aggression. They do not have to scare us. We are a very responsible nation and we do not let the situation inside the country to be destabilized when they would like to shed blood,” President Petro Poroshenko noted.

President: The support of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church has never been so great

23 April 2018 - 23:50

President Petro Poroshenko says that "for decades, the state has been refraining from taking off the glasses and looking honestly in the eyes of its citizens" in the issue of the Autocephalous Church in Ukraine. "The support of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church has never been so great," Petro Poroshenko noted.

President about the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church: The church protects the Ukrainian soul

23 April 2018 - 23:30

“I would like to emphasize that the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church is a key element of our statehood and independence. The army defends the Ukrainian land. The language protects the Ukrainian heart. The church protects the Ukrainian soul,” President Petro Poroshenko said on the program "Freedom of Speech" on ICTV channel.

Ecumenical Patriarchate starts procedures required to provide autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

22 April 2018 - 19:12

Pursuant to the instruction of President Petro Poroshenko, on April 20, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Rostyslav Pavlenko visited Istanbul and handed over to His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew the Appeal of the President of Ukraine on granting the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

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