That is, anyone who does not like the absolute autonomy of the UOC-MP, which is independent in personnel, financial, property matters, is completely self-governing, and it also has a significant weight in the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (that is, it’s not the Russian Orthodox Church that governs the UOC, but the UOC controls the Russian Orthodox Church) Welcome to the direct submission to Constantinople. Bartholomew will personally decide who is worthy of what dignity, who should be appointed to which diocese, and he will be in charge of finances independently.But Bartholomew and the Synod of Constantinople Patriarchate supporting him throughout went much further. The anathema imposed by the ROC was removed from the so-called patriarch of the UOC-KP Filaret and the de facto recognized canonicity of both the UOC-KP and the UAOC — the schismatic Ukrainian pseudo-church.

This is the main, most dangerous and not at all obligatory step taken by Constantinople. Work on the creation in Ukraine of a subordinate Constantinople patriarchy structure, which could be given an autocephaly, Bartholomew could, without removing the anathema from Filaret , without recognizing the schismatics. It was reasonable to hold this argument, both for negotiations with the Moscow Patriarchate and for influencing the internal situation in self-appointed churches. Nevertheless, Bartholomew laid him on the table, cutting off his own ways to the possibility of settling relations with Moscow.