Kyiv church to be transferred to Ecumenical Patriarchate on Nov 10

14:41, 09 November 2018
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The Law on Specific Use of St. Andrew's Church of the National Sanctuary Complex "Sophia of Kyiv"(No. 2598- VIII) has been officially published in the parliament's Holos Ukrainy newspaper.

The document will come into force tomorrow, November 10.

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The state-owned religious building of the church, which is a major Baroque church located in Kyiv, will be handed over to the Ecumenical Patriarchate for religious services, rites, ceremonies and processions.

At the same time, this handover does not entail its exclusion from the list of facilities of immovable cultural heritage of the National Sanctuary Complex "Sophia of Kyiv."

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on October 18 passed presidential bill No. 9208 on transferring Kyiv-based St. Andrew's Church to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for permanent use.

On November 3, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I thanked Poroshenko for the transfer of the church's building to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The Ukrainian president on November 7 signed the bill into law to enact the transfer of St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for permanent use.

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