11:46 01.11.2018

Supreme Court to consider 3 lawsuits demanding to annul ruling on tomos - Court administration

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Supreme Court to consider 3 lawsuits demanding to annul ruling on tomos - Court administration

The Supreme Court of Ukraine will consider three lawsuits demanding to repeal the decision supporting the appeal of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on granting tomos about autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the press service of the state judicial administration has reported.

"The Supreme Court will consider several lawsuits to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to declare unlawful and repeal the decision dated April 19, 2018 "On supporting the appeal of the President of Ukraine to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for granting tomos about the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church," the judicial administration wrote on its website on Wednesday.

The plaintiffs in these cases are the "Religious community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under St. Nicholas church of the Berdiansk Diocese of Zaporizhia region" and Horodnytsky St. George's Monastery.

Proceedings for these cases were opened on October 8 and October 9.

"Another case is scheduled to be considered with summoning of parties at 10:30 on November 27, 2018," the message reads.

As reported, on April 17, 2018, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko reported on his intentions to appeal to Archbishop of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, asking him to issue a tomos (an official church document) granting autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, and called on the Verkhovna Rada to support it.

On April 19, MPs supported the appeal of the president of Ukraine to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to grant a tomos about the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

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