Hierarchs of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Invite Patriarch Bartholomew I to Ukraine

22 May 2013, 16:34 | Ecumenical Patriarchate | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 
On May 21 Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) Boryspil and Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko) of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky and Vyshneve visited Constantinople, where they met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

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On May 21 Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanych) Boryspil and Archbishop Oleksandr (Drabynko) of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky and Vyshneve visited Constantinople, where they met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

The meeting was also attended by an advisor to the president of Ukraine, the head of the humanitarian development department Yuri Bohutsky.

Representatives of the UOC-MP and the state shared with the Ecumenical Patriarch the program of commemorative events marking the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus, which is celebrated in Ukraine on the highest church and state level.

The guests passed from President Yanukovych an invitation to the patriarch to participate in the celebrations, the official website of the UOC-MP reports.

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