To resolve the conflict in October 1596 in Brest was convened the church council. Opponents of the union were Balaban and Kopystensky, Orthodox hierarchs from abroad, elected representatives of the nobility, more than 200 priests and many lay people. Their safety is ensured Ostrog, who came with his armed group. Rows of union supporters were four Orthodox bishop, a small number of Catholic bishops and royal officials. The negotiations quickly reached an impasse. Uniates directly stated that none of the arguments will not force them to renounce the union. The cathedral is divided into two separate Council. On the Uniate Metropolitan of Kiev Michael Rogoza anathematized Bishops Lvov and Przemysl, the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople as a representative excommunicated seven metropolitan and Uniate bishops. December 15, 1596, Sigismund III issued a wagon, which declared binding decisions Brest Uniate cathedral. Uniate bishops he granted ownership of all the monasteries and churches of Eastern rite in the territory of the Commonwealth. The new church was called the Greek Catholic.