USA greets Ukraine on creation of one Local Church
The US Embassy in Kyiv congratulated Ukrainians on the formation of the Local Church, and Metropolitan Epifaniy with his election to the office of its Primate. This is stated on the Twitter page of the diplomatic office, according to UNIAN.
The embassy said they supported the ability of all Ukrainians to choose how to practice religion on their own.
“Congratulations to Ukraine on today's historic Council and the creation of an independent local Ukrainian Orthodox Church, we also sincerely congratulate Metropolitan Epfaniy on his appointment as head of the new church,” the statement reads.