Fanar needs to tell us what we ought to do – Metropolitan Simeon


Metropolitan Symeon of Vinnytsia and bar

Metropolitan of Vinnitsa and Barsky Simeon (Shostatsky) expects Exarch from Fanar, which will arrive in Ukraine, will clarify the process with autocephaly.

The Patriarchate of Constantinople should produce a clear roadmap with all the instructions on the unification Cathedral. About November 15, said in an interview with the Commander-in-chief Metropolitan of Vinnitsa and Barsky Simeon (Shostatsky).

“If we appealed to the Ecumenical Patriarch, then the authority about the conduct of the Cathedral belong to him, – said Bishop Simeon. They should give us a roadmap, where is clearly written that we have to do to make this process took place in the canonical field. And then, they say, choose what will be your job and who that will reply. I think there will be any transitional provisions in order to exclude disputes as it is now between the two primates (Metropolitan Makarii of the UAOC and the Patriarch of the UOC-KP Filaret), which Charter will live the Church, who will lead it and the like. I think that the Exarch, who will come from the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the Council, needs to clarify how this process will occur”.

Recall, Metropolitan of Vinnitsa and Barsky Simeon was the only Bishop who did not put his signature under the decree of the Council of bishops of the UOC. He stated that he does not agree with the points about Eucharistic communion with the Patriarchate of Constantinople and of the necessity of repentance for the Ukrainian dissenters.

Later in the interview, Metropolitan Simeon was told that he may become the head ETC same as any other Bishop who will participate in the unification Council.

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