Muslims of Ukraine expressed their respect and readiness to cooperate with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine
The Muslims of Ukraine have attested to the spiritual affinity of Christians and Muslims and their readiness for cooperation, for the sake of the happy future of Ukraine. This is stated in the congratulatory message sent from the Mufti of Ukraine Said Ismagilov to the newly elected Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine.
“On behalf of the Muslims of Ukraine, I congratulate the Orthodox Christians on the creation of the Ukrainian Local Orthodox Church, and I congratulate Metropolitan Epifaniy on his election as Primate of the Ukrainian Local Orthodox Church!
The Ukrainian nation has gained one of the most powerful factors that will provide and protect the true independence of Ukraine – the Local Orthodox Church.
This day, December 15, 2018, will enter the history of Ukraine as a day of accomplishment of the centuries-old dream of Ukrainians of the creation of the unified Orthodox Church, and the final separation from Russian church influence.
Everything that is in Ukraine's national interests protects our freedom and independence, meets the aspirations of Ukrainians, strengthens our common Motherland – all of it is welcome and supported by Muslims of Ukraine.
We hope for further deepening of inter-religious dialogue and fruitful cooperation between Christians and Muslims of Ukraine.
Following these guidelines, we testify to the spiritual affinity of Christians and Muslims, our respect and readiness for cooperation, for the sake of the happy future of Ukraine!” goes the greeting.