The date of the council of bishops, during which the patriarch of the unified Ukrainian Local Church will be elected, is not established yet. The date of holding of the consolidation Council will be announced officially as Archbishop Yevstraty (Zoria), the spokesperson of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate reported on Facebook.
“Different sources, especially the means of Moscow “disinformation” in Ukraine, persistently spread rumors about the date of the council with only one goal: if the council does not take place on the date chosen by them for any reason as the preparation still continues, they will launch the "betrayal" tsunami.
The date of the council will be announced officially. It is officially announced, in fact, there is no date. Just like the project of the Tomos was prepared a long time ago but it would become a document only after the official adoption and spread.
The crown is worn on the head but not worn as shoes. The announcement of the date of the council means that the preparation is over. At the moment, it still continues,” he wrote.
On October 11, the Synodus lifted the anathema from Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyivan Patriarchate, and Makariy, Primate of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Filaret stated that united Jubilee Bishops' Council would take place soon to create a unified Ukrainian local church.
In addition, the Ecumenical Patriarchate recognized Russian Orthodox Church's annexation of Kyiv Metropolis in 1686.