Ecumenical Patriarch departed for Kyiv – Who accompanies him | PHOTOS

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has already departed for Kyiv, where he will stay until August 24.

For the period of his absence, he set as the Patriarchal Commissioner the Metropolitan of Kallioupolis and Madytos Stephanos, who accompanied him to the Airport of Constantinople together with Protosyggellos Theodoros.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew pays his first official visit to Ukraine -from today until August 24- to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence as a sovereign state.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had invited the Ecumenical Patriarch to attend the celebrations.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will also pay an official visit to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and its Primate, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, with whom he will concelebrate the Divine Liturgy at the historic Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv on Sunday, August 22.

Source: orthodoxtimes.com

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