Polish Church reaffirms its position on non-recognition of OCU

29 October 2021 00:10
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The Council of Bishops of the Polish Church on October 26, 2021. Photo: orthodox.pl The Council of Bishops of the Polish Church on October 26, 2021. Photo: orthodox.pl

The Council of Bishops of the Polish Church responds to the "Ukrainian church issue" with its previous decisions on the impossibility of communion with schismatics.

On October 26, 2021, in its meeting, the Council of Bishops of the Polish Orthodox Church considered the church situation in Ukraine and confirmed its previous decisions, which say about the illegitimacy of the autocephaly of Ukrainian schismatics of the OCU and the prohibition of the priesthood to enter into Eucharistic communion with them, reports the official website of the Church.

During the meeting of the Council, the first question on the agenda was the current position of the Church in Ukraine. The bishops decided to refer to their previous decisions, thus leaving unchanged their position on the non-recognition of the autocephaly of the OCU.

Earlier, the Council of Bishops of the Polish Church declared that apostates deprived of priestly ordination cannot represent the true Church. At the same time, the Polish Church reaffirmed its position on the ecclesiastical situation in Ukraine, which was expressed in resolutions of May 9, 2018, No. 340 and of November 15, 2018, No. 341.

As reported, the Polish Church expressed support for the Primate of the UOC.

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