The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem.
This is reported by the press service of the head of state.
It is noted that the conversation takes place at the initiative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem. The head of state wished Theophilus health and success in his patriarchal mission.
The Patriarch of Jerusalem assured that he would pray for the peace and prosperity of Ukraine, as well as for the unification of the Ukrainian Orthodox. He noted the extraordinary historical significance of the establishment of a canonical local Orthodox Church in Ukraine, which corresponds to the age-old aspirations of the Ukrainian people.
Poroshenko invited Theophilus III to make a pastoral visit to Ukraine for the realization of a joint prayer for peace in our country and Europe, as well as for establishing a dialogue with the local church of Ukraine.
As reported by Apostrophe, Poroshenko gave an important message to Teofil.