Metropolitan Epiphanios received the most votes, but not unanimous support. It is not excluded that at the unity Cathedral of the UOC-KP will nominate two candidates.
The Council of bishops of the UOC Kyiv Patriarchate on Thursday, December 13, by a majority of votes supported the nomination of the Metropolitan of bila Tserkva and Pereyaslav Epiphany (Dumenko) for the post of Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox United Church. It is reported RBC-Ukraine, citing three independent sources.
At the same time, 12 of the more than 40 bishops participating in the Council, opposed this nomination.
Metropolitan Epiphanius included in the entourage of Patriarch Filaret. However, he did not receive a unanimous vote of support gathered at the Cathedral of the bishops.
Was also considered the candidacy of the Metropolitan Lutsky and the Volynsk Mikhail (Zinkevych). It is not excluded that at the unity Cathedral on Saturday, December 15, will be subject to voting both candidates.
Earlier it was reported that the UOC-KP at the Cathedral will arrive 120 people. More than 40 bishops.
Also the UOC-KP called the date of presentation of the Tomos. According to Archbishop yevstratii, its Ecumenical Patriarch will be awarded to the head of the local Orthodox Church after the joint Liturgy in Constantinople.
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