Istanbul, January 6, 2019
The process of creating a new autocephalous Ukrainian church concluded today as Patriarch Bartholomew handed the tomos of autocephaly to the primate of the new nationalist church “Metropolitan” Epiphany Dumenko in the Church of St. George in Istanbul.
Constantinople now faces the task of convincing the entire Orthodox world to recognize the new church and to suddenly stop recognizing His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine as the canonical head of the Ukrainian Church. Pat. Bartholomew has thus far ignored the warnings of other Synods, primates, and hierarchs, and the Churches of…