Legitimate Aspiration or Schismatic Pretention? The “Raskol” From Kiev. A Nevralgical Problem of the Russian Orthodox Church
After the dismantling of the former Soviet Union, countless secessionist tendencies began to appear. Under various pretexts, not just exalted and heretic individuals, or small structures of church administration, remote parishes and eparchies, but also wide territories that traditionally belonged to the Patriarchate of Moscow will deny its canonical authority. They invoked their right to an autonomous and why not autocephalous existence, as local, national, churches. The article discuss the issue of the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.