All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and vice-president of the European Commission discussed areas of cooperation
The event was held on October 29, 2021, in the meeting room of the Academic Council of the Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy, which, at the request of the chairman of the Auccro, was moderated by Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, IRS reports.
Margaritis Schinas also represents Greece in the European Commission and is responsible for dialogue with religious communities and protecting freedom of religion and belief. The participants of the meeting touched upon specific issues of assistance to those who suffer from lawlessness, in particular in the occupied territories of Ukraine – in the Donbas and Crimea.
Ukrainian religious figures also showed their support for Ukraine's accession to the European community, while noting the importance of preserving the spiritual roots of Europe. A common desire was expressed to continue cooperation between the institutions of the European Union and the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches, as an institution of Ukrainian civil society.
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