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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    • boryspil | 8 February 2016, 16:57

      Здається, наші архипастирі нарешті починають розуміти, що є церква у суспільстві, й починають здійснювати свою головну фінкцію в народі: бути носієм правди й добра. Нехай Господь благословляє такі

    • alivba | 8 February 2016, 11:56

      То вже волітик, а не єпископ, якщо він дає останні попередження владі. Краще б він молитвами зайнявся би.

    • Ігор Мицько | 8 February 2016, 11:22

      Створена рівноцінна єпархія чи знову екзархат?

    • Frank Sysyn | 7 February 2016, 23:27

      This is an excellent analysis of the circumstances surrounding the meeting. The meeting goes a long way to explain Pope Francis's unfortunate statements on the nature of the war in Ukraine. One does

    • Viktor Sinenko | 6 February 2016, 20:33

      Плохо жить на свете октябренку Пете : бьет его по роже пионер Сережа. Валили бы с Украины, не имели б синяков.

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