Head of UAOC Complains About Lack of Unity in His Church
Metropolitan Mefodii (Kudriakov), the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), complained that there is no unity in his church and that the bishops not always follow his instructions and advice. In an interview to the website Autocephaly, the metropolitan called these bishops “pocket Primates” of a regional level.
The head of the UAOC complained the most about Metropolitan Andrii (Abramchuk) of Halych and Ivano-Frankivsk.
The lack of unity between the bishops and the Primate could be felt during the last negotiations between the UAOC and the Ukrainian Orthodox Chuch-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP). According to Metropolitan Mefodii, the UAOC was represented in the special committee on negotiation between the UAOC and the UOC-KP by Metropolitan Andrii (Abramchuk). However, in the opinion of the Primate, the metropolitan messed the job up.