Autocephalous Orthodox Bishop Raises Issue of Higher Religious Education

12.02.2002, 11:10
On 6 February 2002 Ihor Isichenko, rector of Patriarch Mstyslav College, archbishop of Kharkiv and Poltava of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC), discussed the issue of higher religious education in Ukraine with Kharkiv journalists.

According to Archbishop Isichenko, the revival and development of higher religious education in Ukraine are only possible on condition of close cooperation with foreign institutions of higher religious education. The archbishop is placing special hopes on establishing contacts with institutions of higher religious education in Russia. Patriarch Mstyslav College opened on 16 April 1994 by decision of the eparchial synod of the Kharkiv and Poltava eparchy of the UAOC. The goal of its foundation was to train priests and catechists. Source: