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Metropolitan Epifaniy announces liquidation of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate

Source : 112 Ukraine

He declared this at the Bishops' Council meeting
17:18, 14 December 2019

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

Metropolitan Epifaniy announced the legal liquidation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC). This took place at the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Council in Kyiv, the department for external relations of UOC reported on Facebook.

In particular, it announced the first news from the Bishops' Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is dedicated to the anniversary of the new church creation.

“At a meeting of the Council of Bishops, Metropolitan Epifaniy announced the legal termination of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) religious organizations,” the message reads.

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Earlier, Greek Orthodox Church officially began the Eucharistic communion with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). Orthodoxia.info reported this.

The joint service of the Primate of the Greek Church Ieronymos with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was held on October 19. For the first time, the Greek churchmen mentioned the name of the OCU Primate Epifaniy - together with the Primates of other local churches.

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