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“We have Liberated our Church from Moscow’s Captivity”

January 7, 2019
The President of Ukraine addressed Ukrainians with Christmas greeting
“We have Liberated our Church from Moscow’s Captivity”

After the completing of the Christmas Liturgy in St. Sophia Cathedral, conducted by Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Metropolitan Epifanii, Petro Poroshenko emphasized that a miracle had happened on the festive days.

“We have finally liberated our ancient Church, whose history dates back to the time of Equal of the Apostles Prince Volodymyr, from Moscow’s captivity. Equal to the equal, our Church has joined the family, which now consists of 15 independent Orthodox churches,” the President of Ukraine said.

“The creation of the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine is the key to our independence. This is the foundation of our spiritual freedom. We have torn up the last chains that tied us to Moscow with its fantasies of Ukraine as a canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church. It will not be so anymore,” the President stressed.