On January 25, the head of the OCU, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, attended an ecumenical service in the Vatican on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
This is reported by Vatican News.
Pope Francis led the service in St. Paul’s Basilica on January 25. He served the vespers. Representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations also took part in the service.
The Pope thanked the participants in the joint prayer for their unity, addressing the words of “sincere solidarity” to the members of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations.
“Let’s walk together the path that the Lord has laid before us, that is, the path of unity,” he wished.
“How wonderful it is together, under the sign of the grace of the Holy Spirit, to open ourselves to this change of perspective, discovering anew that all the faithful, scattered across the world, are in communion with others in the Holy Spirit, and in this way, as St. John Chrysostom wrote, those who are in Rome know that the Hindis are their members,” the Pope said.
It should be recalled that Metropolitan Epifaniy met with Pope Francis as part of the delegation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.