UWC President Meets with Patriarch Filaret
September 2, 2011
UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS PRESIDENT MEETS WITH PATRIARCH FILARET
On August 25, 2011, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met in Kyiv at the Patriarchal residence with the Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC KP), His Holiness Patriarch Filaret.
Eugene Czolij greeted the Patriarch on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence and acquainted him with the work of the UWC in defence of human and national rights of Ukrainians in Ukraine and beyond its borders, preserving democratic values in Ukraine and broadening UWC contacts with high-level international organizations.
Also discussed during the meeting were current events in Ukraine, including the pressure being exerted on the UOC KP, and the importance of continued cooperation between between the UWC and the UOC KP.
In conclusion, the UWC President assured Patriarch Filaret that the UWC would continue to defend the interests of Ukrainians and monitor events with respect to the UOC KP.