Metropolitan Epifaniy elected head of local Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Photo, video)
Bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Metropolitan of Pereiaslav and Bila Tserkva Epifaniy (Serhiy Dumenko) has been elected head of the local Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
Epifaniy has been elected at the unification council of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches held at Kyiv's St. Sophia Cathedral, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
He was nominated by the Bishops' Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate on Thursday.
He is the rector and professor of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy.