UWC delegation meets with Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine
On 20 December 2018, in Kyiv, Ukraine, a Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) delegation including UWC Vice President and Ukrainian Congress Committee of America President Andriy Futey, and Director of the UWC Mission in Ukraine Serhiy Kasyanchuk met with the newly elected Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine – His Beatitude Metropolitan Epifaniy.
During the meeting, a congratulatory letter from UWC President Paul Grod was presented on the occasion of the election of His Beatitude Metropolitan Epifaniy to the high-ranking and important position of Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine during the historic Unifying Synod in Kyiv.
“We believe that commitment to Christian ideals, depth of spiritual conviction and wisdom will become the guarantors of your successful service to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine that embodies the centuries-old aspirations of millions of Ukrainian Orthodox Christians for their own, independent from the Moscow Patriarchate, Ukrainian autocephalous native Orthodox Church,” noted UWC President Paul Grod in his letter.
The parties discussed general areas of future cooperation between the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the UWC, including the broad recognition and consolidation in the world of the newly established Church.