Metropolitan Makariy of Lviv elected new Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church

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June 2015 Ukraine: Metropolitan Makariy  of Lviv has been elected new Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. The Metropolitan is also the ruling bishop of Rivne, Volyn and the Tauride dioceses.  360 votes out of 499 at the Local Council of the UAOC were received by the Bishop which enabled him to be the primate. Read More here: Source:    

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