Finnish Orthodox Church denies claims on support for Ukrainian Church’s autonomy

Summary

Finnish Orthodox Church denies the claim of the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko that it supports the autocephaly of the Church of Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Following the meeting between the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with the Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church, His Eminence Archbishop Leo emphasized that "Ukrainians have the right to create their own church, as Finns had 100 years ago". A spokesperson of the Finnish Orthodox Church confirmed to the Insider that it did not deny the statements of the Ukrainian president.

Further debunking on The Insider.

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  • Reported in: Issue 125
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Finland
  • Keywords: Orthodox Church
  • Outlet: Sputnik RIA Novosti
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