United Ukrainian Church is open for dialogue with clergy of former UOC-MP

Fri, 21.12.2018 16:43

New Metropolitan bishop of United Ukrainian Church Epifaniy said new structure want to build constructive dialogue with ex-clergy of the UOC-MP.

Newly elected head of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy has said relations between Orthodox Christians in Ukraine should be peaceful and constructive and he is open to dialogue with the clergy of the former Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP).

"Of course, I will say hello," he answered a question whether he would greet [Metropolitan] Onufriy, the head of the former UOC-MP, during a meeting. "We need to have a dialogue," he told the Pravo Na Vladu TV panel show, the TSN news service reported. Epifaniy says the new church wants constructive relations rather than feuds. "We must find mutual understanding, not enmity," he said.

"If they feel love, they will join the local church," Epifaniy added.

Source: UNIAN

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