(Updated: 14:36 11/17/2018)
NOVOSIBIRSK, November 17 – RIA Novosti. The Armenian Apostolic Church is a supporter of canonicity and can not welcome steps to divide the Church, Catholicos or All Armenians Garegin II told the reporters Saturday in Novosibirsk.
"The Armenian Apostolic Church is a proponent of canonicity and in this respect can never welcome steps aimed at dividing and sharing the Church of Christ," said the Catholicos, answering the question of whether the Apostolic Church is the "unifying" council. could recognize in Ukraine under all circumstances.
The authorities in Kiev and the non-canonical church structure in Ukraine expect to get a tomos about autocephaly from Constantinople before the end of the year, but Tomos can only be received by the priest of the united & # 39; church, it must be elected on 22 November by the Orthodox Churches in Ukraine. At the same time, the canonical UOC stated that it would not participate in such an event.
Because of Constantinople's decision to award autocephaly to the non-canonical church in Ukraine, which was called a split in the ROC, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church announced on 15 October that it was communicating with the Constantinople Patriarchate. had broken through the entire canonical territory of the ROC. The synod called canonical unimportant and saw a policy in the abolition of the Act of Constantinople of 1686 on the transfer of the metropolitan of Kiev to the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Moscow. Metropolitan Hilarion declared that Constantinople had lost the right to be called the coordinating center of orthodoxy. At the same time, the ROC hopes that Constantinople will change the decision to autocephalate the Ukrainian church and split it for that.
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