© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria Bartholomew of Constantinople. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank
In a message to Patriarch Bartholomew is not unusual or extraordinary, stated the Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Archpriest Mykolai Danylevych.
«The delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople met today with President of Ukraine P. A. Poroshenko. The President was handed a message to Patriarch Bartholomew, which in the Ukrainian translation was read by VL. Hilarion (Rudnik). It is obvious that it will soon be published in the text version. After listening to the text at this link, I can say that nothing unusual, extraordinary, or such that we’ve not heard spoken by the Patriarch was not there,» wrote Belarusian in Facebook.
Earlier, the delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople gave the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko message of Patriarch Bartholomew. In particular, it notes that the Church of Constantinople «took the initiative to restore the unity of the Orthodox believers of Ukraine, with the ultimate goal to give the Ukrainian Church autocephaly».
«So, if you look at the official part of the meeting, the words and the reaction of the President, it seems that he agreed to negotiate to save face. So far it all looks. Everything is quiet,» said the priest.