Turkey: Decree of autocephaly presented to head of Orthodox Church of Ukraine

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, handed over the decree granting autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine to Metropolitan Epiphanius during a service at St. George's Cathedral in Istanbul on Sunday, the day of Epiphany. The Patriarch blessed the decree, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other attendees with holy water before giving the document to the head of... Еще the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The decree or 'tomos' was signed by the spiritual leader of the Orthodox Church Bartholomew during a service on Saturday. Sunday's service, which was followed by the annual Epiphany dive, was attended by the Ukrainian President and his wife Maryna.

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