Metropolitan Onufry will receive a letter from Patriarch Kirill 17 August
The newly elected Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), Metropolitan Onufry will get blessed letter from the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on August 17, said Last news on Wednesday, Secretary for inter-Orthodox relations of the Synodal Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk.
" Certificate from the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill will be awarded During the enthronement, which will take place on 17 August, " said Yakimchuk.
Only after receiving the credentials of the newly Elected Metropolitan of Kyiv will become a full head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
Metropolitan Onufry performed the duties of vicar of the Kyiv Metropolitan Department from February 24, 2014. Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Vladimir, who held the chair since 1992, was ill and died on 5 July.
The election of the new Primate of the Ukrainian Church, took place on 13 August in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on the Council of bishops of the UOC-MP, which was attended by 78 bishops: 52 ruling, 22 auxiliary (helping) and four provincial.
The election was held in round 2, by secret ballot. In the first round was determined by the 3 candidates for the position of Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Metropolitan Onufry got 36 votes, Metropolitan and Brovary, Boryspil Anthony, 24, and Metropolitan Vinnitsa and Barsky Simeon - 9. In the 2nd, the final round for the Metropolitan Onufry voted 48 of bishops, Metropolitan Anthony - 25, Metropolitan Simeon - 1 participant Cathedral.