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Ukrainian parliament transfers use of Kyiv church to EP

ORTHODOXIA.INFO | Spiros Papageorgiou The Ukrainian parliament has approved the transfer of St Andrew’s church in Kyiv to the Ecumenical Patriarchate for permanent use.

The decision was made after 237 lawmakers voted in favor of the bill. The threshold was 226 votes.

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter that, “The church of St Andrew will be transferred to the Ecumenical Patriarchate for use by its representatives. We are one step closer to obtaining the Tomos of autocephaly for the Orthodox church in Ukraine. I thank the Ukrainian parliament for supporting this bill.”

Translation by Evangelos Nicolaidis

 

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