Damascus, January 6, 2019
Responding to Patriarch Bartholomew’s request to recognize the results of December 15’s “unification council” and the nationalist Ukrainian church created there, His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch urged Pat. Bartholomew to stop the process of granting autocephaly until a pan-Orthodox solution could be found to the Ukrainian crisis.
As OrthoChristian reported earlier today, Pat. Bartholomew did not heed this advice, but instead handed a tomos of autocephaly to “Metropolitan” Epiphany Dumenko, the primate of the schismatic Ukrainian church, today in Istanbul.
The Patriarch of…