It is expected that the largest representation at the Bishops’ Council will be on the part of UOC-KP, that are 40 bishops. Filaret stressed that now a ferocious struggle is taking place in order not to let churches to unite and deprive the Ukrainian church of recognition, reports UNIAN.

“It’s all done by Moscow, but through its Ukrainian servants. There are rumors that the patriarch will retire and will not run for the head of the leadership. It’s not true. I will be a patriarch to my death because the enthronement was in 1995. And no one will remove this grace,” he said.

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