The Archbishop Daniel of Pamphylia from the U.S. and Archbishop Hilarion of Edmonton from Canada became the representatives of Constantinople in Kyiv.
“Within the preparation to the provision of autocephaly to Ukraine’s Orthodox Church the Ecumenical Patriarchate appointed its exarchs in Kyiv - the Archbishop Daniel of Pamphylia from the U.S. and Archbishop Hilarion of Edmonton from Canada, who are serving for the Ukrainian Orthodox believers in their countries,” the message says.
Earlier, on July 28, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew confirmed the intention to provide Ukrainian Orthodox Church with autocephaly.
Reportedly, the Bishops’ Council of the Constantinople Church began on September 1 and will last till September 3. The main topic of the Council is the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox church. It is expected that after negotiations with the bishops from all over the world, the Patriarchate of Constantinople can make a final decision concerning the terms of Tomos provision.