Kiev, November 29, Interfax - The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has approved the text of the tomos for the Ukrainian church and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will soon announce the date of a unification council of archbishops, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko said.
"A historical decision has been made to create an autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox church. A text has been approved for the tomos to grant independence to the Ukrainian church. It has also been decided to convene a unification council. Its date will soon be announced by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew," Poroshenko said in a televised address on Thursday evening.