Poroshenko meets with Patriarch Bartholomew
The meeting was agreed upon during a telephone conversation on December 15, the anniversary of the Unification Council, LB.ua has reported while citing the press service of European Solidarity.
According to Petro Poroshenko on his Facebook page, the parties discussed the prospects for further development and support of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, first of all, its recognition by other sister Orthodox churches, and noted the importance of further strengthening and developing the OCU as a guarantee of the unity of Ukrainian society.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew congratulated Petro Poroshenko and the entire Ukrainian people on the upcoming Christmas holidays. His Holiness conveyed his blessing to the Ukrainian people so that there would be peace and prosperity in the country.
As you know, on December 15, Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. His Holiness congratulated the fifth president on the anniversary of the Unification Council and invited him to visit the Ecumenical Patriarch's residence at the Phanar.