On October 26, a conference on “Catholic-Orthodox documents and their reception in Ukraine” was held at the National Museum “St. Sophia in Kyiv”.
As part of the event, which was attended by the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Ukraine, Bishop Mikhail of Komana, a presentation was held on the Ukrainian translation of documents of Orthodox-Catholic dialogue.
Among other things, in his speech, the Bishop of Komana stressed that “the Holy Church of Constantinople, the Mother Church for the Churches of Ukraine and Russia, as well as many other self-governing Orthodox Churches, feels responsible for the fate of each of them and makes every effort for the support and organization of their lives according to the Canons of the Church.
It should be noted that the situation in Ukrainian Christianity has traditionally been the subject of attention of the Mother Church of Constantinople.
After all, the situation in Ukraine is unique – many Christian traditions and jurisdictions have emerged at the same time. The relationship between them directly affects civil society and people.
The dialogue on Christian unity has been going on for many years. Until recently, it was the subject of interest mainly of hierarchs and theologians.
But now we see a positive trend in the circle of people who are increasingly interested in this issue.
We look forward to seeing the Ukrainian translation of the documents of the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue and express our gratitude to all those who participated in the publication.
We hope that Ukraine will take part in this extremely important dialogue and will also express its opinion, based on centuries of the positive and negative experience of the coexistence of Orthodox and Catholics.”