Vadym Novynskyi commented on the Decision of the Pan-Orthodox Council "On Autonomy and the Means of Proclaiming It"
The Pan-Orthodox Council, which was concluded on 24 June 2016 on Crete, adopted a decision "On Autonomy and the Means of Proclaiming It", among a number of important decisions regulating the life of the Church. In fact, it has been recognized that a Church can gain autonomy, as well as autocephaly, only with the consent of the Principal Church (Mother Church). This provision has put an end to insinuations that were actively promoted by individual heresiarchs, and some narrow-minded politicians, and demagogues in Ukraine.
Vadym Novynskyi Commented on Parliament's Address to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople
Why did the Verkhovna Rada lay itself open to universal ridicule and adopt the Address to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew? The document adopted by the Parliament is not only null and void from a legal point of view (as it contravenes the applicable law and was signed by the speaker, A.Parubiy, contrary to the Regulations), but it is also disastrously illiterate from a historical, canonical and theological viewpoint.