September 19, 2018, his Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Theodoros II, at the invitation of his Beatitude Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland Savva arrived on an official visit to the Polish Orthodox Church, reports patriarhiei.
On 21 September, the feast of the Nativity of the blessed virgin, two of the Primate issued a joint appeal to the primates of the local Orthodox Churches and to the fullness of Holy Orthodoxy. In the text of the appeal in the spirit of brotherly love expressed deep concern over the current events concerning the situation of Orthodoxy in Ukraine.
Below is the full text of the appeal published in Greek, Polish and English:
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We, the primates of the two local Churches, met on Polish soil, aware of the responsibility for the life of Holy Orthodoxy in the modern world, for peace, unity and the preservation of his dogmatico-canonical order, face challenges facing Orthodoxy in Ukraine, in the spirit of brotherly love to encourage all those who influence the elimination of the Church’s confusion concerning the granting of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, to do everything in their power to prevent the threat of conflict and approval of Church order on Ukrainian soil.
Serving the divine Liturgy on the feast of the Nativity of the blessed virgin Mary, we pray for the unity and peace of the Ukrainian people and at the same time, with brotherly greeting to primates of local Orthodox Churches and to the fullness of Holy Orthodoxy.
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore
Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland Savva
21 September 2018, Warsaw — Bielsk Podlaski