His Beatitude Onufry meets with Vinnitsa eparchy clergy of UOC
The meeting discussed topical issues of the eparchy's church life, including problems caused by the schismatic activities of the former Vinnitsa Metropolitan Simeon.
On January 16, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, received the clergymen of the Vinnitsa eparchy of the UOC led by the ruling bishop Archbishop Varsonofy of Vinnitsa and Bar in his residence at the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, reports the press service of the eparchy.
His Beatitude Onufry expressed support for Archbishop Varsonofy and the clergy of the Vinnitsa eparchy, calling for special prayer for the Church and the state.
As the UOJ reported, earlier in the framework of the “Tomos-tour”, the President of Ukraine thanked the residents of Vinnitsa for “the first place in the number of parishes that made the decision to join our Church” and for supporting Metropolitan Simeon (Shostatsky) banned from ministry by the UOC Holy Synod.