“His Holiness Bartholomew, the Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch celebrates the 27th anniversary of the enthronement today. I am deeply grateful to His Holiness for the pray and support of the strivings of the Ukrainian nation!,” Poroshenko wrote.
The president wished the patriarch many and well-intentioned years of the service.
Earlier Poroshenko also congratulated Patriarch Filaret, the incumbent Head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate on of the 23rd anniversary the enthronement.
On October 11, the Synod lifted the anathema from Filaret, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate, and Makariy, the Primate of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Filaret stated that a united Jubilee Bishops' Council would take place soon to create a unified Ukrainian local church.
In addition, the Ecumenical Patriarchate recognized Russia’s Orthodox Church annexation of Kyiv metropole in 1686.