Zelensky meets with representatives of Protestant and Roman Catholic churches

Zelensky meets with representatives of Protestant and Roman Catholic churches

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with representatives of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches on the occasion of Easter of the Western Rite Christians.

This was reported by the press service of the Office of the President, according to Ukrinform.

“President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with representatives of the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches living in Ukraine. The Head of State congratulated them on Easter and wished them Ukraine's victory in the war against Russian occupiers,” the report says.

Zelensky thanked the clergy for supporting the faithful in this difficult time.

"It is very important that people have the opportunity to come, talk to you, and pray. I would also like to express gratitude for the service of our military chaplains. Thanks to you, our men and women at the front have the opportunity to communicate and feel your support," the President noted and added that it is important to reinforce the chaplaincy service with representatives of different churches,” he said.

The clergy proposed to Volodymyr Zelensky to initiate a nationwide prayer breakfast. The President supported this idea.

The Head of State also noted the importance of communication between churches of different countries.

Valerii Antoniuk, Head of the All-Ukrainian Union of the Churches of Evangelical Christians-Baptists and member of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, noted the importance of religious freedom in Ukraine. According to him, this is evidenced, in particular, by an effective partnership with the American community. Among other things, they organize prayer breakfasts, which provide an opportunity to share information about what is happening in Ukraine.

"We must not only continue to advocate for Ukraine, but also raise this issue at all possible levels. We are planning a series of meetings abroad to talk about the real state of affairs in Ukraine. We believe that it is important to convey the truth to the international community today. We are not just concerned about this – it is our pain," said Antoniuk.

As reported by Ukrinform, on Sunday, March 31, Christians of the Western rite celebrated one of the most significant holidays of the year - Easter, or the Resurrection of Christ.

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