Metropolitan Lutsky Michael (Zinkevich)Photo: Volynska regional sovereign adminstrate
The head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) Epiphanius Dumenko may soon change Metropolitan Lutsky Michael Zinkevich. Reports about it “Strenia”.
The interlocutor of the edition noted that Zinkevych support the Ukrainian businessmen who financed the procession ptsu in Kiev on July 28. The outcome of this event plunged sponsors in rage, as the number of supporters of the DNC was 15 times smaller than the audience for the procession of rival Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP).
In December 2018 at the unity Council, convened at the initiative of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, and who was then President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, was created by the DNC. Part of the new religious organizations were mainly the representatives of the unrecognized UOC-KP and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. The head of the DNC was appointed by Metropolitan Epiphany.
After that the Kyiv Patriarchate was abolished and became part of the new Church. Filaret received the status of honorary Patriarch of the DNC. Later, the Bishop called a Council, at which it was decided to restore the Kyiv Patriarchate. According to him, if the UOC-KP knew the contents of the Tomos of autocephaly, no one would have voted for him, because it “establishes the transition from one addiction to another”.
Video, photo All from Russia.