OCU Primate Epifaniy meets with the U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken
06.05.2021, 13:40Ukraine and world
Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine of the OCU met with Secretary of state of the United States of America Anthony Blinken on May 6, 2021.
The meeting took place on the territory of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, the OCU website reports.
The Primate of the local Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the U.S. Secretary of state took part in a ceremony honoring the fallen Ukrainian heroes, laying flowers at the wall of memory. Then the head of American diplomacy visited St. Michael's Cathedral.
Special attention was paid to the formation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the importance of removing artificial obstacles in the free, based on the principles of freedom of conscience, determination of communities' affiliation.