Ukrainian Orthodox Church to be independent of Russia

Patriarchate in Istanbul recognizes independence of Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Ukrainian Orthodox Church to be independent of Russia

By Selin Calik Muhasilovic

ISTANBUL 

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been agreed to be independent of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on Thursday.

The decision was made during a meeting held at the Fener Greek Patriarchate in Istanbul, a bishop said.

Metropolitan Emmanuel of France told the media the Ukrainian church’s independence request was approved.

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