Meeting of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with Patriarch Irinej of Serbia
The President of Ukraine in the framework of the official visit to Belgrade and met with Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
The Ukrainian head of state expressed hope that the Serbian Orthodox Church has supported and will support Ukraine, the press service of the President.
Poroshenko urged the Patriarch Irinej to pray for peace and noted that Ukraine supports the territorial integrity of Serbia.
In June 2018, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church made in the database as “a criminal against the national security of Ukraine”. On the website “Peacemaker” it is reported that “the Serbian Orthodox Church publicly announced a categorical rejection of the demands of Kiev to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.”
“Now a Martyr Ukrainian Church – where the Holy Prince Vladimir baptized the people of the Holy Rus profaned by the sacrilege of schismatics, violence and bloodshed, – said the Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at the awards ceremony of the International public Fund of unity of Orthodox peoples at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. – Anyone who helps the Ukrainian schismatics, it is the enemy not only of the Russian Church and the Russian world, but also all the Orthodox Slavic peoples and the entire Orthodox world.”