23-04-2019

Patriarch Kirill of ROC greets Zelensky

Patriarch Kirill congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his election to the office of President of Ukraine. The Russian Patriarch hopes that the “persecution” of the faithful of the UOC-MP will now cease.

“The people of Ukraine, who supported your candidacy, associate with you the great hopes for a change in life for the better. You have a historic chance to unite the nation and make a personal contribution to solving economic and social problems in the country, to overcome existing conflicts and splits. I am convinced that ensuring the effective functioning of the state system for the sake of raising the standard of living of people is possible only by the joint work of all well-intentioned forces of society, with their full participation in the national dialogue.

I express my sincere hope for the end of the grievous period of oppression and discrimination against Ukrainian citizens belonging to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” goes the greetings address of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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