The preliminary program of Patriarch Bartholomew's visit to Ukraine has become known

10 August, 14:23
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Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople's historic visit to Kyiv, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, will last for four days and approximately begin on August 22.

The detailed program of the visit has not yet been published - in order to avoid provocations from the most radical supporters of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine, who promise to "disrupt the visit".

On August 10, a source close to the leadership of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine reported this to Credo.Press.

Patriarch Bartholomew will hold a number of official meetings in Kyiv - with the president, prime minister and chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and will also attend the Independence Day Parade on August 24.

Among the "secular" events of the visit are a meeting with the children of heroes who died in the Donbas for the freedom of Ukraine, visits to the ambassadors of Greece and Turkey, as well as laying flowers at the monument to the victims of the Holodomor (genocide of the Ukrainian people).

The church part of the patriarchal visit includes Vespers in St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv, which is the stavropegia of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, a liturgy in the Cathedral Church of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery with Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko) and other hierarchs of the OCU, and a joint meal with the clergy of this church.