Ecumenical Patriarch approves commemorating his name in the churches of the UOC-MP that stopped mentioning Kirill
This is reported by Glavkom.
Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun (UOC-MP) said this following a meeting with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew.
According to him, the situation in Ukraine was discussed in detail during the meeting.
"It was clear that the Patriarch stands with the people of Ukraine in their sufferings. We are on the same page in understanding new opportunities for consolidating Ukrainian Orthodoxy," Cyril Hovorun said.
It should be noted that some dioceses of the UOC-MP have already stopped commemorating Patriarch Kirill at all services. In particular, the Lviv, Cherkasy, Rivne, Mukachevo, Sumy and Ivano-Frankivsk eparchies of the UOC-MP.
The head of the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Onufriy, condemned the military actions launched by Russia against Ukraine. He called on everyone to pray for Ukraine, expressed support for the Ukrainian military, and called the war waged by Russia "Cain's sin."