President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Vinnytsia for liturgy on the occasion of receiving Tomos of autocephaly of Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Tomos itself have also been brought to the city. Poroshenko claimed this on Twitter.
‘Today, we prayed for the unity of the Ukrainian Church, peace, and prosperity. The Tomos of autocephaly is brought to Vinnytsia today, everyone will able to see this historic document, which became the symbol and the expression of our spiritual independence,’ Poroshenko said.
Earlier it was reported that the members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed the Tomos on providing autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew passed the Tomos of autocephaly and bishops’ crosier to the apostle of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epifaniy. The event happened during the festive service in St. George's Cathedral.
Besides, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko guarantees the state’s respect for the religious choice of every citizen of the country.