Y. Chornomorets spoke positively about the decision to appoint Archbishop Antonii Administrator of UOC-MP. According to the theologian, Archbishop Antonii was given a number of new powers and became the right hand of Metropolitan Volodymyr.
As he spoke about the new “Church Chancellor of the Primate,” Y. Chornomorets noted in particular that Archbishop Antonii is very distant from various groups of bishops, equally distant from everyone which allows him to be open to everyone.
According to Chornomorets, Archbishop Antonii has many positive qualities necessary for the Church today.
“Firstly, he is very careful and never makes impulsive steps. It is very important for UOC today as it needs guarantors of the stable development of the Church. Secondly, he proved to be a gifted organizer of order in places dominated by chaos. Specifically, he fulfilled the administrative responsibilities very well in the Metropolitanate office. He managed to establish exemplary order in the seminary and academy. Today, they are actually completely new spiritual schools,” said the theologian.