Ukrainian diplomats thank hierarchs of the Church of Cyprus for recognizing the OCU
This is stated in a message on the Embassy's Facebook page, Religiyna Pravda reports.
"Ukrainians were extremely moved and took with special emotions the news that autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was recognized by the Orthodox Church of Cyprus.
This extraordinary and undoubtedly historical event is of great importance for the people of Ukraine and the entire Orthodox world [...] for us, Ukrainians, the recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is a spiritual process, not a political one," the report says.
The message also notes that the Embassy is aware of significant obstacles to the admission of the OCU to the family of Orthodox Churches. However, the Embassy considers most of these considerable obstacles artificial.
"We hope for close contacts and sincere communication between the Orthodox Churches of Ukraine and Cyprus," the Embassy concluded.