NEW BISHOPS ELECTED IN UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE
On October 18, 2016, during its regular session the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church elected and appointed new bishops for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate.
In particular, viceroy of the Pokrov-Goloseevsky Monastery, Archimandrite Isaac (Andronik), and abbot of the Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery on the “Tserkovschina” tract, Archimandrite Tikhon (Sofichuk) were appointed as vicars of the Kiev Metropolia. The Holy Synod of the UOC also appointed the viceroy of the Dormition Monastery, Archimandrite Benjamin (Mizhinsky), as vicar of the Chernovitsko-Bukovinskoy diocese.
The Synod also granted Metropolitan Nifont of Volyn and Lutsk his retirement. Bishop Nathaniel of Kamin-Kashyrskyi was appointed to as ruling bishop of the Volyn Diocese.