Metropolitan Tulchin and Bratslav Jonathan
The clergy and laity of the diocese Tulchinsky urged to refrain from communicating with Exarch Fanara “to avoid the temptations of gossip”.
Special treatment in connection with the appointment by the Patriarchate of Constantinople was prepared in Tulchinskiy diocese. The text of the document published on 12 September, the press service Tulchinsky diocese.
“Due to the fact that the activities of the two exarchs (of representatives), appointed Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew to Ukraine (Kiev) to organize the so-called “independent Ukrainian Church” was not consistent nor with the Primate of the ROC Patriarch Kirill nor the Primate of the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Onufry, in order to avoid temptations, misunderstandings, the risks of unrest or conflict, all communication with the Exarch arrived all diocesan clergy and pious laity is not blessed,” – said in a circular order of the Metropolitan Tulchin and Bratslav Jonathan.
Earlier his Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry, speaking at a meeting of the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, said that the UOC-MP does not intend to meet with the Exarch, who came without a blessing.
September 7, the Patriarchate of Constantinople “in preparation for the granting of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine” has announced that it has appointed its Exarch in Kyiv Archbishop Pamphylian Daniel from the USA and Bishop Hilarion of Edmonton Canada.