British ambassador assures the Primate of the OCU of further support for Ukraine
The press service of the Kyiv Metropolia of the OCU shared information about the meeting.
Epifaniy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine, met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain to Ukraine Melinda Simmons on September 19, 2022. The meeting took place at the ambassador's residence.
The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, on behalf of the fullness of the Ukrainian Church and his own behalf, expressed his condolences over the death of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's dedication to serving the people of Britain and the Commonwealth is an extraordinary example of responsible leadership that will forever remain in the history of mankind. She drew strength and inspiration from her faith in Christ. May the Lord receive her soul in the heavenly abodes! Memory eternal!" said Metropolitan Epifaniy and made an entry in the memorial book.
During the conversation, the meeting participants discussed various topical issues.
In particular, they discussed the state and development of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, social initiatives of the OCU, religious life and interfaith relations in Ukraine and the world, the interaction between church and society, and state-church relations.
In turn, Melinda Simmons expressed gratitude to the Primate of the local Ukrainian Orthodox Church for his sincere words of sympathy and meeting. The ambassador assured that the United Kingdom will continue to support the democratic development of Ukraine, its independence and territorial integrity.