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How Constantinople is making an “Eastern Pope” out of Bartholomew

The Patriarchate of Constantinople has recently been shaken by scandals. First, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France gets accused of pederasty, then Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa is appointed Archbishop of the Greek American Archdiocese (GOA) bypassing the opinion of American hierarchs, which … Continue reading

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Will Georgian Orthodox Church recognize Patriarch Bartholomew’s Primacy in Orthodox World?

The Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church is about to convene in next few days. A group of hierarchs allegedly led by Metropolitan Daniel of Chiatura and Sachkhere is up to discuss the recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine … Continue reading

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“Broken promises”: is Ukrainians’ Criticism of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Fair?

In July, Kyiv witnessed the celebrations of the 1030th anniversary of Kievan Rus Christianization. Two largest Ukrainian Orthodox confessions – the Ukrainian Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC KP) and the Ukrainian Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) – … Continue reading

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Will Ecumenical Patriarch encourage sectarian war in Ukraine?

President Petro Poroshenko and other high-ranked Ukrainian officials state that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is ready to create an autocephalous (independent) Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The new religious organization is said to be based on the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) … Continue reading

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Politics behind the Kyiv-Moscow religious clashes involving Constantinople

On November 16, 2017 Patriarch Filaret (Denisenko) of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine wrote a letter of reconciliation and communion to the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). But two weeks later he denied any apologies or formal unity with the ROC. So … Continue reading

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Orthodox Churches clearly expressed their attitude to Ukrainian schismatics. Was Filaret made to understand?

Forgetting Christ’s commandments, embracing ethnophyletism, giving preference to a Caesar, serving Mammon – all of this are symptoms of a serious disease that has affected schismatics of the so-called “Ukrainian” Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate ( “UOC-KP”) as a … Continue reading

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