The official communiqué on the granting of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church and the date of the Unification Council will be published on November 29, at the end of the Synod in Istanbul.
This was stated by Rostislav Pavlenko, the Ukrainian President’s adviser and director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, who had a “long and warm” interview with Patriarch Bartolomeus .
“On Thursday, November 29, after the end of the Synod, there will be an official statement, and this will be the final step of this process,” R. Pavlenko told reporters on November 27 in Istanbul.
He reminded them that the text of the tomos of autocephalous will be confirmed during the session of the Synod (of Constantinople). Moreover, according to R. Pavlenko, according to the procedure, the Unification Council must take place. The creation of an independent Church in Ukraine will be declared during it.
“The primate of this Church be elected during this council will, and he will go to Constantinople to receive the tomos,” said the presidential adviser, who added that the Unification council is to be held in December.
The journalist asked him if, during his meeting with the representatives of Constantinople, the possibility of Patriarch Bartholomew’s coming to Kyiv on December 13 had been mentioned. R. Pavlenko replied, “No, this is not scheduled.”
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