The Head of the UGCC met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
On May 15, 2020, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba at the residence of the Patriarchal Cathedral at the request of the latter. Department for Information of the UGCC report.
During the meeting, the Minister first of all praised the activities of the Greek Catholic Church in the international arena. He thanked for all the moments of cooperation between the UGCC and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, especially for defending the interests of our state, spreading the truth about the war in Ukraine, and thus for promoting support from other states of our country.
Mr. Kuleba praised the Church for the social service, support and protection of the rights of our migrant workers, who found themselves in special circumstances in the context of the coronavirus crisis. The Minister also thanked the Church for being a refuge and support for our faithful today, in which they can find comfort, protection and help.
During the meeting, the parties agreed on steps for future collaboration in different countries. "This is necessary so that our people can feel protected by their state and supported by their Church, and also so that together we can tell the truth about Ukraine and the war in Ukraine and about the circumstances in which we live today," said the Primate of the UGCC.
Also, His Beatitude Sviatoslav informed Dmytro Kuleba about the Appeal of the Catholic Bishops of Ukraine to the Ukrainian authorities and all people of good will regarding surrogate motherhood. He also thanked the Minister for his position on this issue which has emerged sharply these days in the context of events in Ukraine.