Wednesday, November 29, 2023

    OCU officially became 115th member of Conference of European Churches

    On September 25, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine officially became the 115th member of the Conference of European Churches – an ecumenical platform for the cooperation of the Orthodox, Protestant Anglican, and Old Catholic Churches of Europe.

    Metropolitan Yevstratiy Zoria of the Bila Tserkva reported this on his Facebook page with a link to the website.

    “In the spirit of solidarity that we welcome the Orthodox Church of Ukraine,” said CEC General Secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen. “Such a step not only manifests commitment of the European churches in realising peace in Ukraine, but also the significance of joining hands with our Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Christ, so they may lead us in our common vocation for just peace.”

    Sørensen went on to say, “The legacy of CEC is to promote peace and reconciliation. It is our prayer that, together with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, we continue to honour this legacy by facilitating the churches to play their crucial role in mediation and conflict prevention.”

    We will remind that the Verkhovna Rada will have enough votes to ban the UOC (MP), according to MP Mykyta Poturaev.