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Metropolitan Epiphanius does not agree that all representatives of the UOC-MP is under the influence of the Russian Federation

Митрополит Епифаний не согласен, что все представители УПЦ МП находятся под влиянием РФTo the leadership of the newly formed Church will be able to join all who support the Association, including representatives of the UOC-MP.

The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Epiphanius again assured that the leadership of the newly formed Church will be able to join all who support the Association, including representatives of the UOC-MP.

The TV channel ICTV said that does not agree with the opinion that all the representatives of the UOC-MP is under the influence of Russia.

“Many of them aspire to join the new United Church, they have such a desire, but they are afraid, in particular of possible sanctions. Unfortunately, in many still there is no trust, there is a certain fear… They need time to clear my head and go to the new Ukrainian Orthodox Church, ” – said the Metropolitan.

15 Dec in the Sophia of Kyiv hosted the unity Council, at which the secret ballot was elected the Primate of the United Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It was Metropolitan of Pereyaslav and Belotserkovsky Epiphanius (Dumenko). To the Unification Council also approved the Statute of the Church.

The Cathedral was invited by the hierarchs of the UOC of the Kiev Patriarchate, the UAOC and the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate.

The Tomos of autocephaly elected Primate will present the Ecumenical Patriarch in Constantinople on 6 January 2019.

In the Unification Council to establish a local Church was attended by two representatives of the UOC – MP, Metropolitan of Vinnitsa and Barsky Simeon and Metropolitan of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky and Vishnevsky Alexander (drabinko).

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