Patriarch Filaret Urges U.S. Senate to Promote Association Agreement Between Ukraine and EU

25 November 2013, 09:47 | International relations | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Філарет.jpgPatriarch Filaret’s appeal “On Accepting Ukraine as an Associate Member of the European Union” was sent to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations the during a recent stay of Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) in Washington.

Patriarch was invited to participate in Senate hearings, which addressed issues concerning Ukraine, but due to the inability to change the schedule, the Primate of the Kyiv Patriarchate made ​​an appeal, in which he said that the vast majority of Ukraine and, therefore, most believers of all religions, support Ukraine’s integration into the European Union as an associate member.

The head of the UOC-KP believes that the European Union must now accept Ukraine as it is, and as part of the association continue joint efforts of reform. The patriarch stresses that “any delay in making Ukraine as an associate member of the European Union will bring devastating consequences and will allow adverse forces to increase the pressure on our state to conquer and subordinate it, to impose a path toward a loss of sovereignty and independence, a path toward the resurgence of an autocratic empire and revival of the Cold War.”

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    • Олег Макар | 22 April 2014, 01:24

      Христос Воскрес! Воскресни, Україно!

    • Maximuk Viktor | 21 April 2014, 20:45

      Пасхальные Послания глав УПЦ КП и УГКЦ, как и другие их обращения, напоминают политические призывы к гражданской войне на Украине на религиозной и межнациональной почве.

    • pavloosh | 19 April 2014, 00:59

      The Russian Orthodox Church leaders' silence has been deafening. It is obvious that Putin controls the Church and the Patriarch is a puppet of Putin.

    • patalogoanatom | 16 April 2014, 08:47

      Наш Крым. Это так здорово.

    • firemark | 15 April 2014, 15:44

      Вічная пам'ять рабу божому о.Олександру. Вічне спочивання дай йому та світло віковічне хай світить йому. Дуже жаль. Особисто не знайомий з отцем, але дуже часто його бачив протягом 2х місяців в Києві

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