July 27, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox
Church of Canada, Metropolitan Yurij (Kalishchuk), and the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox
Church of the USA, Metropolitan Antony (Shcherba).
meeting the parties have discussed cooperation of the Ukrainian Diaspora with Ukraine,
the development of church-state relations, social, charitable and missionary
activity of the Churches of Ukraine. Special attention was paid to the problems
of Christian unity in Ukraine.
of the Government of Ukraine and from him personally Arseniy
Yatsenyuk asked the leaders of the Ukrainian churches
in unity with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to convey gratitude
to Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople for his steadfast and sincere
attention to Ukraine and its people.
was attended by Ukraine’s MP, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yelenskyi and Adviser to the Primate of the Ukrainian
Orthodox Church of Canada Danylo Bilak.