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The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople demands Ukraine money for monasteries in Crimea

Summary of Disinformation

In Ukraine, the caricature government finally squeezed out of itself a caricature church. // The false patriarch Filaret and the president Poroshenko, hated in Ukraine, handed over everything. Around ten stauropegic monasteries and dozens of churches will be handed over to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

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[Ecumenical Patriarch] Bartholomew of Constantinople has said that the monasteries in Crimea need to be handed over, Poroshenko answered that he cannot do that. Then Bartholomew said: you have to transfer finances then.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation around the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

In October the St. Andrew's Church, located in Kyiv, was handed over to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for permanent use. There has been public discussion about transferring one church in Lviv in the same manner, but there is no evidence of plans to hand over dozens of churches.

Likewise there is no evidence of any discussions about fincancial compensation of the monasteries in Crimea between the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

Debunking by the Insider.

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Reported in: Issue 132
Date: 13.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: autocephaly, Orthodox Church
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vesti Nedeli @Rossiya 1
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