U.S. State Secretary spoke with Metropolitan Epifaniy

Source : 112 Ukraine

Metropolitan of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP) Epifaniy (Dumenko) was elected head of the local Orthodox church of Ukraine
09:44, 20 December 2018

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

The U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo had a conversation with the newly elected Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy, as the press office of the State Department reported.

“Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with newly elected head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan Epifaniy today to underscore the U.S. support for religious freedom and Ukrainian sovereignty. The Secretary encouraged respect for all Ukrainians’ ability to worship as they choose,” the press office stated.


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