Putin congratulates Metropolitan Onufry on election as Ukrainian Orthodox Church primate

Natalya Mihailova | 14 August 2014
Moscow, August 14, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina on being elected the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, the Russian presidential press service reported.
Putin congratulates Metropolitan Onufry on election as Ukrainian Orthodox Church primate

“I am sure that, at this time for Ukraine, your activities as a spiritual shepherd will promote reconciliation and mutual understanding between people and the restoration of accord and stability in society,” Putin’s congratulatory message says.

“Please accept my wishes of good health, wellbeing, and heavenly help. Be successful in the tiresome and responsible archpastoral service for the good of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the whole of the Russian Orthodox Church,” it says.

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