Patriarch Filaret called on UAOC clergy to unite
On February 24, Patriarch Filaret of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine expressed his condolences to the hierarchs, clergymen and faithful of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, relatives and friends of the reposed Primate Metropolitan Mefodiy.
The Primate of the Kyiv Patriarchate also urged the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church to resume dialogue on church unity.
“I want to call on the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, who will gather to discuss the future life of the Church they lead under their Statute. In the context of foreign Russian aggression the internal unity of the Ukrainian people is of critical importance. Fruitful dialogue on achieving unity between our Churches, overcoming existing differences and unification of all supporters of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, can be a significant contribution to our common struggle of the Ukrainian people for a better future,” said the UOC-KP Patriarch, addressing to the clergymen of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
The letter was made public by the press service of the Kyiv Patriarchate.