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Alexy II, Ukrainian Prime Minister Re: Orthodox Unity
« on: October 12, 2004, 11:28:33 AM »
2004.10.09 ITAR-TASS:
Alexy II, Ukrainian PM discuss restoration of unity of Orthodoxy
09.10.2004, 21.18

MOSCOW, October 9 (Itar-Tass) - Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all
Russia met Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday to
discuss the status of the Russian language in Ukraine and the restoration
of the unity of Orthodoxy in the country.

Alexy II thanked Yanukovich for granting the status of the state language
to the Russian language.

The patriarch told Yanukovich about the results of the Assembly of
Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church. Alexy II noted the active part in
the Assembly by Ukraine's episcopacy, which includes 40 hierarchs.

Yanukovich stressed, "As a believer I'm pleased with strengthening the
Ukrainian Orthodox Church and contribute to the consolidation of Orthodoxy
in Ukraine."

Alexy II presented Yanukovich the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, which
symbolises the unity of historical roots of the Russian and Ukrainian
Oh Lord, Save thy people and bless thine inheritance.
Grant victory to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries.
And by virtue of thy Cross preserve thy habitation.