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On the Occasion of the 27th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence

Today, August 24, 2018, being the 27th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew communicated by telephone with His Excellency President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and conveyed to him along with all the Ukrainian people the wishes and blessings of the Mother Church, which engendered them in Christ and to this day continues its affectionate concern for their perseverance in faith, unity and prosperity, as well as the spiritual renewal of Ukraine.

It should be noted that President Poroshenko had invited His All-Holiness to personally attend today’s festivities in Kiev, but the Patriarch’s busy schedule precluded a favorable response to this invitation.