Тurchynov, Еpiphanius discuss importance of chaplains in Ukrainian Army
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has held a meeting with His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphanius of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epiphanius, the NSDC press service has reported.
"During the meeting, the parties discussed the importance of chaplain's service to strengthen the spiritual and patriotic bases of the Ukrainian army. The parties paid special attention to the need for the approval of the Law of Ukraine on military chaplains, the consideration of which is scheduled for the next plenary week, and discussed its main provisions,” reads the report.
Also, during the meeting, it was stressed that the activity of military chaplains in Ukraine should be regulated at the legislative level in order to provide them with proper conditions of service and social guarantees.