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Filaret peddles scandal in Ukrainian church

FILARET: EPIFANY IS THE SON OF THE LATE UPTsKP BISHOP DANIIL CHOKALIUK

Union of Orthodox Journalists, 29 June 2019

 

There is evidence that the "primate" of the PTsU is the illegitimate son of a bishop of the Kiev patriarchate, the head of the UPTsKP declared.

 

The head of the recently created religious organization, Epifany Dumenko, is the illegitimate son of Metropolitan Daniil Chokaliuk, Patriarch of Kiev and all-Rus-Ukraine Filaret Denisenko reported in an interview with the internet publication Comments.ua.

 

Filaret gave out the sensational news in response to a request of journalists to comment on rumors about the kinship of Epifany to the head of the UPTsKP himself.

 

"He has no relationship to me. He is a relative of the late Metropolitan Daniil Chokaliuk. Epifany is the illegitimate son of Daniil and Epifany was raised in the Chokaliuk family. There is now evidence of this. Earlier there were rumors, but now we have evidence that he is the illegitimate son of Metropolitan Daniil," the patriarch of Kiev and all-Rus-Ukraine reported.

 

Earlier he also emphasized that the PTsU is still unrecognized and it will remain so. (tr. by PDS, posted 29 June 2019)


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