The President Of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
The President could not meet with Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and gave him the message through her Deputy.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting in Jerusalem with Secretary of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Archbishop aristarchos. Through him the President gave the Patriarch Theophilus III all your messages, have informed Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” member of the Ukrainian delegation.
In the program of the presidential visit included a meeting by the Patriarch Theophilos, however, according to the Agency, he was in the hospital in serious condition and is located in tel Aviv.
Earlier media reported that the Jerusalem Patriarchate had had a serious pressure, so he recognized the schismatics of the PCU and concelebrated with them.
And the Patriarch Theophilos III said that in the Jerusalem Church constantly offering prayers for Ukraine and Beatitude the tenure of Metropolitan Onufriy, whom he considers as the right man for the difficult situation in which the Ukrainian people.