Head of the UGCC congratulated the possible beginning of a dialogue of three churches of a divided Ukrainian Orthodoxy

Tuesday, 06 October 2009, 18:53
In an interview for the Ukrainian service of BBC in London, which was aired on radio “Era” on September 28, 2009, His Beatitude Lubomyr welcomed the steps for the start or renewing of a dialogue of three Orthodox Churches in Ukraine. Previously the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate made a decision to renew or begin a dialogue with the two other branches of Orthodoxy - the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate - in order to find a way for understanding and possible unification.
In an interview for the Ukrainian service of BBC in London, which was aired on radio “Era” on September 28, 2009, His Beatitude Lubomyr welcomed the steps for the start or renewing of a dialogue of three Orthodox Churches in Ukraine. Previously the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate made a decision to renew or begin a dialogue with the two other branches of Orthodoxy - the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate - in order to find a way for understanding and possible unification.


“This rapprochement between the Orthodox believers is an important step,” said His Beatitude Lubomyr. “Every rapprochement between people is a product of the Holy Spirit. This phenomenon is not only a human policy—it has in itself a Divine trade. We are able to take a step to each other only under the act of the Holy Spirit,” explained the head of the UGCC. His Beatitude Lubomyr said that because of the lack of information it is hard to foresee the development of this dialogue, but it is, in his opinion, of minor importance. “The fact that such a dialogue will take place and that it will result in at least a rapprochement and understanding is for us pleasant news,” he stressed.

Information Department of the UGCC

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