Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC (OCU) registered
On January 30, the website of the Ministry of Justice published information on the registration of the Religious Organization KYIV METROPOLIS OF UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (ORTHODOX CHURCH OF UKRAINE) (KYIV METROPOLIS OF UOC (OCU)) (Identification code of the legal entity is 42783113).
The founder of the religious organization is the Local Unification Council of the OCU, and the governing body of the Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, who nowadays is Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko Serhiy Petrovych).
Location of legal entity: 01601, Kyiv, Triokhsvyatytelska street, 6.
Director of the Department of Religious Affairs and Nationalities of the Ministry of Culture Andriy Yurash reported today on January 30, at the conference The Jurisdictional Status of the Kyiv Orthodox Metropolis in 1686: Theology, Canon Law and the Cultural-Historical Aspect that the new Church was registered along with its Charter, which was adopted at the Council on December 15, 2018. The Charter of the Kyiv Metropolis of the UOC (OCU) was registered as well.
“These two names (the UOC and the OCU - Ed.) will be used as synonymous and it has been agreed directly with the Phanar. Therefore, the use of terms of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine are assigned exactly to the administrative unit, which is called the Kyiv Metropolis,” said Andriy Yurash.