Primate of the OCU meets with the UOC hierarch in the United States
This s reported by the official website of the OCU.
"His Beatitude discussed inter-church relations and cooperation issues with the hierarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the diaspora, as well as told him about the development of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the religious situation in our country," the OCU said in a statement.
The UOC in the United States (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA) was formed by Ukrainians who arrived in the United States, fleeing from the hardships that befell their homeland as part of the Russian Empire, and then the USSR.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the United States is the largest of the Orthodox jurisdictions of Ukrainians in the United States.
For a long time, the canonical status of the UOC in the United States was uncertain. Finally, in 1995, the Church was affiliated with the Patriarchate of Constantinople.