U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo
The signing of the 6 January 2019 document on autocephaly for the Ukrainian Church is a historic achievement on Ukraine’s Pompeo.
10 January 2019, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement on the occasion of the granting of autocephaly to the DNC, which called the event “historic achievement” and expressed it’s “strong support” to Ukraine, reported the website of the US state Department.
“The announcement on 6 January about autocephaly for the independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine is a historic achievement in the conditions when Ukraine seeks to identify the contours of their own future. On this occasion, the United States reiterates its strong support for a sovereign and independent Ukraine,” wrote Pompeo.
He stressed that the US “strongly supports” the freedom of religious groups “to manage their religion in accordance with their beliefs without outside interference,” and freedom of religion.
The Secretary of state of the United States of America endorsed the statement “Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine” Epiphany Dumenko that ptsu is open to all Orthodox.
“We welcome the statements of Metropolitan Epiphanios that the Orthodox Church is open to all Orthodox faithful, and encourage government and Church officials to promote tolerance and respect for the freedom of members of all religious denominations of their choice,” said Pompeo.
Recall, October 19, 2018 Mike Pompeo called on the Ukrainian authorities to continue the movement towards the establishment of Autocephalous Churches.
In December 2018, the Secretary of state of the United States Mike Pompeo held a telephone conversation with the head of the DNC “Metropolitan” Epiphanius, in the course of which he stressed that the U.S. supports religious freedom and the sovereignty of Ukraine.