Originally Posted by dochawk
Canon law could certainly do that, but given the political reason for not recognizing him as such in the first place, I wouldn't hold my breath for Rome to make that kind of end-run around its own policies . . .
There is also a serious question as to the ability of Rome to prescribe canon law, given the terms of union, but that's an entirely different matter . . .
I'll be surprised if the Ukranian church gives even lip service to the rules for major archbishop status next time it comes up . . .
There are three other Churches with major archepiscopal status. Each of which should, in my humble opinion, have the right to elect its own primate without any external ratification.