: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Metropolitan Onufriy elected head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)


Metropolitan Onufriy of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna has been elected new head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP).
Such a decision was taken following a vote of church hierarchs, which was held on Wednesday at a meeting of the UOC-MP, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.
As reported, the previous head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Volodymyr died on July 5. Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary, Metropolitan Simeon of Vinnytsia and Bar, and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Vicar, Metropolitan Pavlo of Vyshgorod and Chornobyl were named his likely successors.
On July 14, the press service of the UOC-MP reported that Russian Patriarch Kirill had not been invited to the election of the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. On August 13, at a meeting of the Bishops Council, UOC-MP spokesman Father Heorhiy Kovalenko said that representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church were not present at the meeting.
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13.08.2014 16:37

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