Newly elected president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with honorary Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Filaret. The meeting between Zelensky and Filaret was attended by the rector of the church of the Nativity, Archpriest Mykola Salabai. The press service of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine reported about this.
Filaret congratulated the newly elected president of Ukraine with the victory on the elections and urged Zelensky to use the obtain power “for encouraging good and fighting evil”. Zelensky thanked the patriarch for the meeting and his words. Afterward, Filaret presented the newly elected president a remarkable gift.
Winner of Ukraine's presidential election Volodymyr Zelensky and leader of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (former Moscow Patriarchate) Metropolitan Onufriy met in Kyiv. The latter hosted the president-elect at his residence on April 30.
Zelensky and Onufriy exchanged congratulations on Easter; the churchman also congratulated the future head of the state on being elected as the top official, wishing him 'God's blessing on the new and responsible path of serving Ukraine and its people'.