Patriarch of the UGCC met with the secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence
This is reported by the Department of Military Chaplaincy of the UGCC.
During the meeting, issues of legislative regulation of pastoral care of military personnel were discussed.
In particular, they discussed the preparation for the Parliament's consideration of the second reading draft of law No. 4626 "On Military Chaplaincy", which the country's legislative body took as a basis after approval at the first reading on May 21, 2021.
The head of the UGCC thanked the MP for his active personal participation in the development of the draft law and for the efforts that he, together with other members of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, made in the process of its preparation and consideration.
His Beatitude Sviatoslav expressed confidence that the UGCC will continue to take care of the spiritual and religious needs of Ukrainian soldiers at various levels and under any circumstances in order to ensure proper pastoral care and promote personal integrity and spiritual growth of the defenders of Ukraine.
Roman Kostenko, in turn, noted the significant contribution that the UGCC military chaplains continue to make in good faith to the spiritual well-being and qualitative development of the Ukrainian army.