The Head of the UGCC and the Prime Minister of Ukraine agree to cooperate to support those in need

18 May, 15:36
State
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On May 18, 2022, His Beatitude Sviatoslav met with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal at his request at the Patriarchal Center of the UGCC in Kyiv. He came to the Patriarchal Cathedral to personally congratulate the Head of the UGCC on his birthday.

The Prime Minister presented the Head of the UGCC with a special artistic gift: a triptych of paintings that create the Pysanka series. Irina Nyavchuk, a craftswoman and folk weaving artist, was inspired to create the series by the stories of women fleeing the war.

During the conversation, Mr Shmygal, recalling their previous meeting, which took place during the active military operations on the outskirts of Kyiv, thanked His Beatitude Svyatoslav for being together at that time.

They talked about the challenges that Ukrainian society now faces, in particular in the humanitarian sector. We analyzed the challenges that arise due to internal migration processes and internally displaced persons who are now outside the borders of Ukraine.

We agreed to coordinate the efforts of the church and the state in order to serve all those in need to the best of their ability.