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It is included in the entourage of Patriarch Filaret

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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 by the UE.

At the same time, 12 of the more than 40 bishops who participated in the Cathedral, had opposed the candidacy of, endorsing the candidacy of the Metropolitan Lutsky and the Volynsk Mikhail (Zinkevych)

It is noted that Metropolitan Epiphanios included in the entourage of Patriarch Filaret. However, he did not receive a unanimous vote of support gathered at the Cathedral of the bishops.

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It is not excluded that at the unity Cathedral on Saturday, December 15, will be subject to voting both candidates.

Recall, December 13, the Council of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate addressed the issues related to the preparation of a Unifying Council for the establishment of one national Orthodox Church in Ukraine. This was announced by the representative of the UOC-KP yevstratiy (Zorya).

He said that the hierarchs of the UOC-KP come to the Cathedral on December 15. Each will take two people, one a cleric and a monk or a layman. Also during the Council of the UOC-KP will present its candidate for the headship in the local Church.

“We have a unique offer for the candidate that is proposed by the Council”, – said the press Secretary of the UOC-KP.

He said that the vote for the head of the local Church at the Council will be secret.

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Also, Archbishop yevstratii (Zoria) stated that the Board of representatives of Orthodox churches of Ukraine, which is preparing for the convening of a Unifying Council, examined the draft statutes for the future of the local Church.

“We went over the draft Charter, which was proposed by the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Debated, some things stored, some things changed, some dropped,” – said the press Secretary of the UOC-KP.

“Tomos of the Ecumenical Patriarch needs to be given to the Primate of 6 January,” he said.

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According to him, January 6, at Constantinople divine Liturgy will take place, which together will hold Ecumenical Patriarch and Primate of the local Church, after which he will be presented the Tomos.

Note that Petro Poroshenko will come to the Unification Council. He will deliver an address to the clergy and people of Ukraine. As explained by the press Secretary of the Kyiv Patriarchate yevstratii Zoria, there is no conflict in the fact that Poroshenko may be present at the Council, no.