Patriarch Kirill has approved the election of Metropolitan Onufry the Primate of the UOC
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has approved the decision of the Council of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on the election of the Metropolitan Onufry her head. About this stated on Wednesday evening, the press service of the Patriarch. Metropolitan Onufry was born November 5, 1944 in Chernivtsi region in the family of a priest. Vows made in 1971. In 1988 he graduated from the Moscow theological Academy With a degree of candidate of theology. Since 1988 - the vicar of the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra, served until November 1990. on 9 December 1990 he was consecrated Bishop of Chernivtsi and Bukovyna. In 1994, elevated to the rank of Archbishop, in 2000 - to the rank of Metropolitan.