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Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn has announced the Kyiv-based Metropolia, an ecclesiastical province, of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church of Ukraine) was registered on January 30, 2019.

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"The Kyiv Metropolia [Mitropolia in Ukrainian] of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (the Orthodox Church of Ukraine) was registered on January 30, 2019," he wrote on Facebook.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Unification Council of members of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches in Kyiv on December 15 elected Metropolitan of Pereyaslavsky and Bila Tserkva from the then Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate Epifaniy (also known as Epiphanius I) as head of the new local Orthodox church in Ukraine.

On January 6, Epifaniy, as Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, received the tomos of autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul, Turkey.