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Δευτέρα, 30 Ιανουαρίου, 2023

ΜΙΑ ΣΗΜΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΣΥΝΕΝΤΕΥΞΗ ΤΟΥ ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΥ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΟΥ ΣΕ ΚΑΝΑΛΙ ΤΗΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑΣ (ΒΙΝΤΕΟ)

Εκτενή συνέντευξη παραχώρησε ο Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης Βαρθολομαίος στο Γεωργιανό κανάλι TVFormula και τον δημοσιογράφο Giorgi Targamadze. 
Ο δημοσιογράφος μετέβη στην Κωνσταντινούπολη με το τηλεοπτικό συνεργείο του σταθμού και πήρε την συνέντευξη από τον Πατριάρχη στην έδρα του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου στο Φανάρι.
Η συνέντευξη προβλήθηκε ανήμερα το Πάσχα (2-5-2021).
Ο Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης ξεκαθάρισε ότι: «Οι εκκλησίες της Αμπχαζίας και της Νότιας Οσετίας βρίσκονται υπό τη δικαιοδοσία της Εκκλησίας της Γεωργίας. Δεν είναι σωστό που παρενέβη η Εκκλησία της Ρωσίας. Ότι το Πατριαρχείο της Μόσχας θα αναγνωρίσει την αυτοκεφαλία της Αμπχαζίας, εάν η Γεωργιανή Εκκλησία αναγνωρίσει την αυτοκεφαλία της Ουκρανικής Εκκλησίας, είναι εκβιασμός χωρίς βάση». 
Παραθέτουμε κύρια σημεία της συνέντευξης στα αγγλικά και το σχετικό βίντεο.
 


The
churches of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are under the jurisdiction of the
Georgian Church. It is bad that the Russia|n Church has interfered… That Moscow
Patriarchate will recognize the autocephaly of Abkhazia, if Georgian Church
recognizes autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, it is blackmail with no basis
,“
said the Ecumenical Patriarch in an exclusive interview 
TV Formula NEWS

Journalist Georgе Targamadze asked whether the
recognition of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine by the
Georgian Patriarchate could lead to the Moscow Patriarchate granting
autocephaly to the Church in Abkhazia.

The Moscow Patriarchate has no
right to grant autocephaly not only to Abkhazia, but also to anyone in general.
It has no such right. This is the exclusive prerogative of Constantinople,
which is confirmed by the tradition and practice of the Orthodox Catholic
Church over the centuries
,“ said His All-Holiness.

The
Ecumenical Patriarch recalled that in 1970 Moscow granted autocephaly to
Orthodox Church in America.

In this way, Moscow has become the
richest Orthodox community in America. However, this pseudo-autocephalous
church has not yet been recognized by anyone. And yet it calls itself Orthodox
Church of America
,“ he said.

As for Your words, if the
Georgian Patriarchate recognizes the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of
Ukraine, and the Moscow Patriarchate grants autocephaly to Abkhazia – then this
is pressure and extortion, which is unfoundedaid
,“ said Patriarch
Bartholomew.

On January 5, 2019, the Ecumenical
Patriarch signed the Tomos to grant autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of
Ukraine. The next day, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew handed over the Tomos
to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), His Beatitude
Metropolitan Epiphanius, at St. George’s Cathedral in Fener. This officially
ended the establishment of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The Georgian Patriarchate has not yet
recognized the autocephaly of the OCU.

He also criticized Moscow for its
non-interference in church affairs in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, noting that
these regions are part of the Georgian Patriarchate’s jurisdiction.

It is bad that the Moscow
Patriarchate interferes in the internal affairs not only of your Church, but
intervenes wherever it decides. It is about the idea of ​​being the Third Rome
and becoming the leader of the Orthodox, but, as you can see, for 600 years,
from the fall of Constantinople to the present day, her wish has not been
fulfilled and will never be fulfilled, because the Orthodox Church has its own
canonical system. The Mother Church, as the coordinating center of Orthodoxy,
desires unity. We want to love our brothers and our churches, but we also want
to observe the Holy Canons that have kept our faith throughout the ages and
brought us here
„- said the Ecumenical Patriarch.

It is anti-canonical for the
Moscow Patriarchate to interfere in both the Church in Abkhazia and South
Ossetia, as they fall within the jurisdiction of the Georgian Patriarchate. It
is bad that the Russian Church has interfered in their activities. The Russian
Church uses political and military intervention in these regions (Russian
occupation forces – Doxologia INFONEWS ) to its advantage, goes there and
settles. Even, as far as I know, Moscow has its own Bishop, and she is happy
with the situation
„, said Patriarch Bartholomew.

When I write official letters to
His Beatitude the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, I address him with the
title he desires. That is why I also call him Metropolitan of Abkhazia. The
Ecumenical Patriarchate recognized Brother Daniel as Metropolitan of Abkhazia.
I met him, if I am not mistaken, during my first visit to Georgia in 1978.
Therefore, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has no doubt that these regions fall
under the jurisdiction of the Georgian Patriarchate
“ – concludes
His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

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