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Ukrainian Orthodox Church gets ‘tomos of autocephaly’ at historic ceremony in Istanbul - Middle East Transparent
ISTANBUL An independent Ukrainian Orthodox church was created at a signing ceremony in Turkey on Jan. 5, formalizing a split with the Russian church it had been tied to since 1686. Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko received the Tomos of Autocephaly (autonomy) of Ukraine’s church from the hands of Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew at the Greek Orthodox Church in Istanbul. Bartholomew I, signed the “Tomos” in Istanbul in front of clericsRead More