Epifaniy: OCU can make agreement on recognition with Romanian Church
The Orthodox Church of Ukraine is ready to comply with the terms for recognition set by the Romanian Church.
Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda considers it reasonable to create a Vicariate for Romanian believers in Bukovyna within the OCU, as requested by the Romanian Church.
“Of course, we need to negotiate.” This statement was made only last week, we will discuss everything, we are ready, and this will be a reciprocal step, because in the territory of the Romanian Church a vicariate for Ukrainian parishes has already been created where they pray in Ukrainian. Why not provide the same opportunity for the Romanians?” said the Metropolitan.
“I do not consider it a problem and I am confident that we will settle this matter, and the Romanian Church will recognize our autocephaly," added the Primate.