Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Onuphry forbade the priesthood of Hieromonk and theologian Fr. Innocent (Pidtoptanny), who transferred to the OCU, for violating the oath of a clergyman. This is reported by Glavkom.
As reported, the former assistant to the head of the department of information and public relations of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, church publicist and theologian Fr. Innocent was admitted to the state of the Pereyaslavsko-Vishnevsk diocese of the OCU on March 13, 2021.
As Fr. Innocent, he does not consider his step a transition, because autocephaly was granted “to the existing ancient metropolis of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, which by 2018 was under the administration of the Russian Orthodox Church.” Why this step was taken only two years after the formation of the Phanar project in Ukraine, there was no explanation.
Also about. Innokenty announced that the Drabinko diocese was created in the OCU specifically for the “collection” of clergy who left the UOC. Among them, we recall, was Vladimir Maglena, who, as a result, lost his parish and switched to the “online” ministry.