The meeting was
attended by the Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav
and the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, His Excellency Archbishop Thomas Edward Gullickson.
emphasized he highly praised the visit of the Cardinal Christoph
Schönborn to Ukraine.
always felt and still have the support of the Catholic Church in our struggle
for independence, territorial integrity, freedom and rights. I appreciate
your endeavours in supporting Ukraine", said the Head of Government.
He reminded about his
meeting with Pope Francis in April of this year, "I am aware His
Holiness said for several times the prayers for Ukraine. We highly appreciate
stressed that Ukraine faced serious challenges, "But with God's help and
the help of the Church we shall overcome them".
The PM noted that
freedom of worship is one of the fundamental values for Ukraine. According to
him, the Church and religious organizations in Ukraine "have found a way
to co-exist and respect each other."
"We have a
real unity, despite the fact that there are certain attempts to use religion
as a tool of political influence", emphasized Arseniy Yatsenyuk.