Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria met with the new Ambassador of Ukraine to Bulgaria Vitaliy Moskalenko.
The reason for Ambassador’s visit was his appointment as a representative of the Republic of Ukraine in Bulgaria. He shared his affection and love for our country, adding that he had been studying Bulgarian language and literature since his university years.
During the meeting, Patriarch Neofit asked about the Bulgarian minority in Ukraine, which is one of the most numerous in the country. Vitaliy Moskalenko told the Patriarch that a second Bulgarian high school in Odessa is about to be opened.
There was also a question about church events in Ukraine. Patriarch Neofit said that the Holy Synod had created a special committee that would examine all the necessary documents and would issue an opinion.
At the end of the meeting, Ambassador Vitaliy Moskalenko invited the Holy Patriarch to visit Ukraine.
Patriarch Neofit wished for a successful mandate and added that he hoped Ambassador to feel the closeness and warmth of the Bulgarian people.