Filaret: The Kiev Patriarchate was not Abolished. My Role as the Patriarch is to Preserve it.

From Gordon.com

The honorary Patriarch of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine said that he would like to preserve the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, and he is ready for a schism.

The honorary Patriarch of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) said it is possible the Kiev Patriarchate will split off from the OCU, and considers that he has the power to convene a Church synod. He said this on air of the TV channel. 1+1 on 12 May.

According to Filaret, the head of UOC, the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Epiphanius, has spoken to him not more than five times since the creation of the autocephalous Church.

He said that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate still exists, and the Unifying Council was not the gathering of Ukrainian Churches.

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