Ukrainian parliament chairman and Patriarch of Jerusalem discussed Ukrainian Church Autocephaly for over an hour

30 May 2018, 10:02 | International relations | view video | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy met with Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem yesterday, May 29, during an official visit to Israel.

 

This was reported by the Facts at ICTV.

 

At the beginning of the meeting, the Patriarch was extremely tactful, cautious and moderate in his expression. Congratulating the speaker and the MPs, the First Hierarch reminded us of the special role of the Church of Jerusalem, because it was from here that Christianity distributed.

 

At the same time, Patriarch Theophilus III treats with understanding the problems of Ukrainians.

 

“We must distinguish between political leadership and moral edification. Politicians address issues in their plane, spiritual leaders must rely on wisdom and inspiration of the Spirit of God. Our task is to help unity, not to create divergence between the state and the Church,” said the Patriarch.

 

Negotiations between the Ukrainian Parliament Speaker and the Patriarch of Jerusalem lasted more than an hour instead of the planned 50 minutes. At the end, everyone looked happy and smiling.

 

Andriy Parubiy said the Patriarch of Jerusalem recognizes the right of Orthodox peoples to their independent Church.

 

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    • В. Ясеневий | 22 June 2018, 10:44

      Нові розвиває, бо старі ЗАКРИВАЄ. Та закриває більше і частіше...парафії за відсутності вірян закриваються. На жаль.

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:42

      Strong and clear points !

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:36

      All indicates that Tomos of Autocephaly, restoring canonical status to the legitimate Church of Ukraine, its a matter of days, if not months. God bless Ukraine!

    • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:34

      Moscow servants are not happy these type of news. When a Patriarch receives and bless a group of Christians ¨not belonging¨ to a canonical Church ...

    • В. Ясеневий | 20 June 2018, 22:25

      Первая причина всех проблем - Независимость от москвы-рассеи - УКРАИНЫ... Отсюда и все проблемы...Еще демон-ленин говаривал, что без Украины рассеи не бывать...

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