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Holy Vespers at the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Bishop Kyrillos of Abydos spoke about the Ukrainian question and the intervention of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

It is the canonical right of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to intervene in order to restore the unity of the Church in Ukraine, Bishop Kyrillos of Abydos stated in a brief address yesterday, Sunday, April 7, at the Community Hall of the Church of the Dormition of the Six Marbles area in Istanbul, after the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew celebrated Holy Vespers.

His All-Holiness, after congratulating Metropolitan Maximos of Selyvria, Supervisor of the District of Ipsomathion, and members of the Committee of the Nine for their work, presented to the faithful who were present the Bishop of Abydos, whom he described as a dear hierarch of the Mother Church and distinguished university professor, as well as the author of a number of studies, including the most recent one on the Ukrainian question, under the title “The Throne of Constantinople at the Helm and the Patriarchate of Moscow” (published by the Theological School of Halki).

In his address, the Bishop of Abydos, referring to the Ukrainian situation, pointed out, among other things, that justice had been given given to a Church that suffered. He added that the Ukrainians also supported “the privileges and rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which one cannot ignore.”

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