During an official visit to Israel Prime Minister of Ukraine
Volodymyr Groysman had a meeting with His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem
and All Palestine, Syria, Arabia, and beyond the Jordan River, Kana of
Galilee and Holy Sion.
The Head of Ukrainian Government has highlighted the
personal role of the Patriarch in the revival of interdenominational dialogue
and thanked His Beatitude for the support of Ukraine and Ukrainians.
"We are doing everything to ensure the road to the
temple in Ukraine be free. Not interfering with religious matters, we believe
that everything should be done to engage in efficient interdenominational dialogue
aimed at establishing a united Orthodox local church. For Ukrainian citizens
this is a rather important and very much expected issue", said the Head of
In turn, the Patriarch of Jerusalem stressed the importance of interfaith dialogue and
expressed confidence that the issue of the split of churches in Ukraine can be
solved "avoiding political or military tools, but using spiritual
Volodymyr Groysman told about the situation in Ukraine, as
well as the course of his official visit to Israel and a number of meetings
with leaders of the State in its framework, during which the two parties agreed
to prolong cooperation.