At the funeral of the head of the UOC going Metropolitan Hilarion
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill will not go to the Funeral and funeral of Metropolitan of Kiev Vladimir avoid provocations, instead of him from the Russian Orthodox Church will be the head of the Department for external Church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, said Last news Ombudsman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate.
" His Holiness Patriarch Kirill decided not to go to protect themselves provocations. Resolved, that the funeral will come to Kyiv Metropolitan Hilarion, " said the head of the Department.
Metropolitan Volodymyr, was the Primate of the UOC since 1992, died on the first day weekend in the morning on the 79 th year of a life after long illness. The funeral service of his Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr will be made on 7 July on the square before the Cathedral of the Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, and the burial - at the monastery brethren cemetery near the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God.
Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Vladimir (in the world - Victor Markianovich Sabodan) was born on November 23, 1935 in the village Markovtsy Laticevschi district, Khmelnitsky region (Ukraine) in a family of peasants.