2018-12-15 20:06:00

Poroshenko to travel with Metropolitan Epiphany to collect Constantinople's tomos in person

Kiev, December 15, Interfax - Ukraine's President Pyotr Poroshenko said he will travel to Istanbul with the newly-elected leader of the "local Orthodox Church," Metropolitan Epiphany of Kiev and All Ukraine, to receive the Tomos.

Metropolitan Epiphany, "together with the Ukrainian president, will go to Constantinople in early January and receive the long-awaited tomos," Poroshenko said at Saint Sophia Square in Kiev on Saturday while introducing the leader of the new church.

Poroshenko had earlier reiterated that the state "will not be interfering in church affairs."