The Patriarch approved the decision on the election of Metropolitan Onufry the head of the UOC
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has approved the decision of the Council of bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and blessed Metropolitan Onufry on assuming the office of the Primate of the UOC, informs the official Internet-portal of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The UOC is a self-governing Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. The election of the new head took place on 13 August in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra on the Council of bishops of the UOC. 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.
" With his election to the throne of his Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine, Metropolitan Onufry had paid my respects to his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.