The Kyiv Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was officially registered on January 30. This was reported on Facebook by Archbishop Yevstratiy Zorya of Chernihiv and Nizhyn of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
"The Kyiv Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church of Ukraine) was registered on January 30, 2019", - he wrote.
As previously reported, 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 as head of the new local Orthodox church in Ukraine.
On January 6, Epifaniy, as Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, received the tomos of autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in St. George's Cathedral, Istanbul, Turkey.