Ecumenical Patriarch's envoy arrives in Ukraine
That's according to the press service of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which reported on the results of a meeting between the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epiphanius, and an envoy of the Ecumenical Patriarch, Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv.
"With the blessing of His Holiness our Patriarch Bartholomew, I came to Kyiv to testify unchanging support from the Mother Church for the heroic people of Ukraine, who are resisting the unjust and cruel Russian aggression. During the visit of His Excellency the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the Ecumenical Patriarchate a month ago, the implementation of the humanitarian dimension of the Peace Formula proposed by Ukraine and other humanitarian initiatives were discussed. It was agreed that we would continue working in this direction. So, at the invitation of the President of Ukraine, I also came to fulfill this important mission," Metropolitan Emmanuel said.
According to the report, during the meeting there was a "warm and fruitful telephone conversation" between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Metropolitan Epiphanius.