Disinfo: The Polish Church refused to recognise the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

Summary

The Polish Orthodox Church has confirmed that it does not recognise the autocephaly of the “new church” in Ukraine, the office of the Council of Bishops of the Polish Orthodox Church said.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the autocephaly and Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

In the official communication of the Office of the Council of Bishops of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church, it is noted: "The PAKP Bishops' Council, in response to letters on the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, unambiguously inform that the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church was and is for the granting of full independence - the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine."

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 144
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Ukraine, autocephaly, Orthodox Church
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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