Ukrainian president and Patriarch of Constantinople discuss establishment of united Local Church in Ukraine
Kiev, June 26, Interfax
- Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople discussed, in Istanbul on Tuesday, the establishment of a united Local Church in Ukraine, the Ukrainian president's press service reported.
According to the press service, the patriarch also expressed hope that the situation in Ukraine will stabilize after the early parliamentary elections and added that he was praying for the unity of Ukraine.
Patriarch Bartholomew conveyed through President Yuschenko his blessing upon the Ukrainian people.
They also discussed the religious formation of young people on the basis of Christian ethics.
In conclusion of their meeting, President Yuschenko and Patriarch Bartholomew exchanged tokens.