Seal of UOC-MP Confiscated From Metropolitan Agafangel
On February 10, a special representative of the Kyivan Metropolitanate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) confiscated from Metropolitan Agafangel (Savvin) of Odesa a round seal of the UOC-MP which was in his possession, Religion in Ukraine reports.
The seal was confiscated on the basis of a decree signed by the head of the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Volodymyr. The seal was then transported to Kyiv.
According to the publication, Metropolitan Agafangel did not object to the confiscation.
According to the report, Metropolitan Agafangel proclaimed himself the senior member of the Holy Synod despite the fact that the new title is not in conformity with the Statutes of UOC-MP. In addition, Metropolitan Ahafanhel earlier confiscated the seal of the Kyivan Metropolitanate without explaining on what grounds he did it.