2017-12-01 17:46:00

Dialogue on reconciliation with Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate was initiated by Russian Orthodox Church through its Church Abroad

Kiev, December 1, Interfax - The initiative for reconciliation with the Kiev Patriarchate was put forward by the Russian Orthodox Church with the mediation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Filaret, head of the Kiev Patriarchate, said.

"The initiative came from the Moscow Patriarchate. But not directly from Moscow to Kiev, but through New York, through Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia," the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev Patriarchate told a press conference in Kiev on Friday.