President meets with Patriarch of Jerusalem

President meets with Patriarch of Jerusalem

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In the course of the visit to Israel, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

This has been reported by the press service of the Head of State.

“Your prayers are very important for Ukraine,” the Head of State said.

Petro Poroshenko thanked His Beatitude for the support of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the implementation of the aspiration of Ukrainians to unite in a single national Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

In his turn, Patriarch Theophilos III noted that “the mission of Church is to unite, not divide”. He informed that he prayed for peace in Ukraine.

The Head of State invited Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem to visit Ukraine.

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