In Kyiv, Primate of the OCU discusses inter-Orthodox relations with a representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

30 August, 13:29
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In Kyiv, Primate of the OCU discusses inter-Orthodox relations with a representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate - фото 1
On August 29, 2020, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine met with the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France. The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Chair of the Department for External Church relations, Archbishop Yevstratiy.

This was reported by the press service of the Kyiv Metropolia of the OCU.

Metropolitan Emmanuel of France conveyed congratulations of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the 29th anniversary of the restoration of Ukraine's Independence. Also, he expressed support for His Beatitude's hard work on the development of the Local Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

The Primate told Metropolitan Emmanuel about the latest events in the life of the Local Church and Ukraine, including the spiritual support of the people of Ukraine in the fight against the pandemic. A discussion of a wide range of issues of Church life, in particular inter-Orthodox relations, followed.

At the end of the meeting, Metropolitan Epipfaniy thanked Metropolitan Emmanuel of France for the help and motherly support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in establishing the spiritual independence of the Local Ukrainian Orthodox Church and asked him to convey his warmest congratulations to His Most Divine All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.