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Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with Patriarch Filaret
10.03.2015 | 14:37
THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

Tuesday, March 10, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchy, Patriarch of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine Filaret.

The meeting concerned a number of the urgent problems in relations between the Church and the government, the expansion of activities in charity, information and monument preservation areas, the participation in the patriotic education of youth. Patriarch Filaret informed the Prime Minister about what the Church is doing to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine, those wounded in military operations, and to support internally displaced persons.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that the Government evaluates the civil position of the Church, its efforts to strengthen the Ukrainian statehood, the consolidation of society, its spiritual development.

Special attention was paid to discussing the situation in illegally annexed Crimea and uncontrolled territories of Donbas, in which there are brutally suppressed freedom of religion, destroyed temples, abducted and subjected to torture the clergy and the congregation.

 

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