Heads of Kyivan Patriarchate and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Agree to Start Dialogue to Restore Unity of Orthodoxy in Ukraine
On 14 September, 2011, in the Kyivan Patriarchate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, a meeting was held between the head of the Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret and the head of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Mefodii. The meeting was also attended by President (2005-2010) Viktor Yushchenko.
As the result of the meeting, the primates signed a joint statement regarding the fruitfulness and usefulness of the meeting and agreement to make steps to resume the dialogue between the two Churches as to the restoration of unity of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The statement was published by the press-service of the Kyivan Patriarchate.