MPs presented the Ecumenical Patriarch with a Petrykivka-style icon

MPs presented the Ecumenical Patriarch with a Petrykivka-style icon - фото 1
A delegation of MPs from the Servant of the People faction congratulated Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on his birthday and presented him with a Petrykivka-style icon.

This was announced by Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Faction "Servant of the People" Yevhenia Kravchuk, Religiyna Pravda reports.

In addition, during the meeting, Bartholomew confirmed to the Ukrainian parliamentarians that he would come to Ukraine to celebrate Independence Day.

"It is very symbolic that the patriarch, who played one of the key roles for independence and recognition of Ukrainian Orthodoxy, will arrive at the celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine," Kravchuk mentioned.