Ex-Metropolitan Simeon (Shostatsky) of Vinnitsa drops his claim against UOC

Metropolitan Simeon (Shostatsky) banned in the priesthood for falling into schism by the UOC Holy Synod

The court received an application by the former Metropolitan to waive the claims against the UOC in full. The court granted the application and closed the case.

On March 29, 2019, the ex-Metropolitan Simeon (Shostatsky) of Vinnitsa filed an application with the court to drop his claim against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on “reinstatement”, reports the Synodal Legal Department of the UOC.

“The representative of the plaintiff Vladimir Shostatsky filed a signed statement with the Vinnitsa City Court of the Vinnitsa region about the waiver of the claims in full against both defendants of the Kiev Metropolis and the Vinnitsa Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” the statement reads.

The court granted this application. Today, the claimant’s waiver of the claim is accepted, and the proceedings in this case are closed.

As the UOJ reported, on December 28, 2018, the former Metropolitan Simeon (Shostatsky) applied to the Vinnitsa City Court of the Vinnitsa region with a claim, in which he demanded to reinstate him as the ruling bishop of the Vinnitsa Eparchy. In his lawsuit, he asked the court to repeal the decree of the Primate of the UOC, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine dated December 17, 2018, by which he was released from the administration of the Vinnitsa Eparchy of the UOC and banned in the priesthood. Simeon also asked to reinstate him as the ruling bishop of Vinnitsa and Bar and reappoint him as governor of the Vinnitsa Eparchy.

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