Poroshenko meets with Primate of Finnish Orthodox Church

Poroshenko meets with Primate of Finnish Orthodox Church

During the working visit to Finland, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church His Eminence Archbishop Leo, the president’s press service reported on Wednesday evening.

President Poroshenko thanked Archbishop Leo for the support of the Finnish Orthodox Church for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

“It is important for us to know that your church supports us in this historically important process,” Poroshenko said.

The Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church said that “Ukrainians have the right to create their own church, as Finns had 100 years ago”.

"Ukrainians have the right to a Church independent from Russia, because Russia is an aggressor country today," Poroshenko said.


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