December 1, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
KIEV, Ukraine – Metropolitan Filaret, the founder of the unrecognized Ukrainian Orthodox Church who reports to the Kiev Patriarchate, has requested to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in a letter that he be pardoned and to help unite the Orthodox Church in Ukraine again.
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“The Council of Bishops has examined a written appeal of the former Metroplitan Filaret of Kiev and all Ukraine to His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill I and the assembly of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church dated November 16, 2017,” the document said.
“The letter contains a request for restoring unity in the sacrament of eucharism and communication through prayer with the Christians currently embraced by the Ukrainian schism,” the document continued.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.