Bishop of the Constantinople Patriarchate, Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia
According to the well-known patrologist and theologian, honorary chairman of the International Institute of Athos Heritage, Bishop of the Constantinople Patriarchate, Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, autocephaly was granted to the schismatic structures of the UOC KP and the UAOC. This was reported by Natalya Vasilevich on her Facebook page .
The Bishop of the Church of Constantinople, speaking at the authoritative theological conference, stated that Tomos for OCU was granted to schismatic groups.
Speaking at the First Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (The International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA)) on January 9, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware stated that the Patriarchate of Constantinople “had granted the Tomos on autocephaly to schismatic groups – the so-called Kiev Patriarchate under the leadership of Filaret Denisenko and the so-called Autocephalous Church under the leadership of Metropolitan Makariy.”
She published a photo from the presentation of His Grace with the text in Romanian, French and Greek.
As the UOJ reported, earlier Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia stated that Ukraine belongs to the Russian Church, while the Tomos for Ukrainian schismatics was a mistake of Patriarch Bartholomew.