Patriarch Bartholomew to visit Kyiv to hand over Tomos
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will come to Kyiv to personally hand over the Tomos of autocephaly to the leader of the united Ukrainian Church.
President’s parliamentary representative Iryna Lutsenko said this in live broadcast of the Pryamyy, reports LB ua.
“The main thing is to hold the unifying council, which will be able to choose the primate, whom the Ecumenical Patriarch will personally hand over the Tomos - he is going to come to Ukraine,” she said, commenting on the transfer of the St Andrew's Church into the use of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
“This act of spiritual independence is worth the transfer of one of the churches of state ownership. Not to gift it, but to simply grant the right to use it,” Lutsenko said.
Last time Patriarch Bartholomew was in Ukraine was in 2008.