ISTANBUL (sedmitza.ru) [machine translation] - Communique published April 1 Ecumenical Patriarchate on the situation in the Czechoslovak Orthodox Church. Patriarch Bartholomew, originally stood on the side of Simeon locum tenens Metropolitan Brno and Olmutz, and not to recognize the results of the elections, articulates his positions extremely tough:
1. Election after the resignation of Archbishop Christopher new Primate Archbishop Rostislav Czechoslovak Church does not recognize the Ecumenical Patriarchate "in connection with canonical violations during the election."
2. Accordingly, any action of the Czechoslovak Church hierarchy is anti-canonical and not recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
3. Constantinople Orthodox Church "as the Mother Church is ready to take an active part in resolving the problem, calls on both parties to continue negotiations and to avoid any action that may aggravate the current sad situation in the Czechoslovak Church."
Recall that on the initiative of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople in the beginning of March 2014 at the patriarchal residence in Phanar talks were held between representatives of the Metropolitan Archbishop Simeon and Rostislav - Bishop George and Joachim, but they were unsuccessful.