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Tomos granting Ukrainian Church independence finalised

It was signed by the Constantinople Synod.

Tomos granting Ukrainian Church independence finalised
Photo: romfea.gr

All members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed the Tomos of autocephaly to the newly-established Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Istanbul on 9 January, according to the Greek website Romfea.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew signed the document back on 5 January and handed it over to Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy.

The Tomos was put for public view in Kyiv's St Sophia cathedral on 7 January. It was then taken to Istanbul for signing by other members of the Synod.

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine was established on 15 December 2018 at the unification assembly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and some members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.

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