For the enthronement of the Primate of the UOC will go to Metropolitan Hilarion - source
The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) for the enthronement of the new Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), which was elected Metropolitan of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna Onuphrios, will be headed by the head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, said Last news on Wednesday, a source in the Russian Orthodox Church.
" the enthronement, which will be held on August 17 in Kyiv, will go to Metropolitan Hilarion, " said the source.
according to him, the visit of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill is not scheduled. Accordingly, the Patriarch blessed the letter, which by Statute is required to obtain the newly elected Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine, he will receive Metropolitan Hilarion as the head of the delegation.
The official Internet-portal of the Russian Orthodox Church said on Wednesday that Patriarch Kirill approved the Election of Metropolitan Onufry the Primate of the Ukrainian Church and had paid my respects to him." His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow approved the decision of the Council of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and taught the Metropolitan Onufry Patriarchal blessing on the coming into office of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, " said the report.
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 head 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 head of the: Metropolitan Onufry got 36 votes, Metropolitan and Brovary, Boryspil Anthony, 24, Metropolitan of 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.