Metropolitan of the UOC MP brought money to the Metropolitan of Beirut for the restoration of Churches

Metropolitan of the UOC MP brought money to the Metropolitan of Beirut for the restoration of Churches - фото 1
Metropolitan Anthony Pakanich, chancellor of the UOC-MP, met with Metropolitan Ilia of Beirut on June 17, 2021, as part of his stay in the Orthodox Church of Antioch.

This is reported by the Information and Educational Department of the UOC-MP.

The meeting with Metropolitan Ilia, which took place at the Metropolitan residence in Beirut (Lebanon), was attended by Archpriest Mykolai Danilevych, deputy head of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC-MP, and Archimandrite Philip (Vasiltsev), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Beirut.

Metropolitan Anthony handed over to Metropolitan Ilia of Beirut the last part of the aid that was collected by the dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in compliance with the decision of the Holy Synod of 17.08.2020 to restore the churches of the Metropolis of Beirut that were damaged as a result of the explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital on August 4, 2020.

Metropolitan Ilia cordially thanked a for the help provided.

During the meeting, the hierarchs exchanged views on various topical issues of church life.

After the meeting, Metropolitan Anthony visited the Cathedral of St. George the Trophy-Bearer. This church was damaged by explosions in the port of Beirut and is being restored with the help of the UOC-MP.