18 July 2019

I sincerely believe that only the authority and influence of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church can return peace and prosperity to Ukraine. Only the Church will help overcome war and hard times, and we will again live in peace and friendship with all our neighbours.

Today, some politicians are trying to prove that only they can find agreement with our biggest neighbour. Yet, in reality, all this is a banal elections PR. Not only gas, common border and economy connect our peoples. We are truly united by our common history and our Orthodox faith.

I am especially pleased that on the day of memory of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the prayers and thoughts of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill were about Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

Happy Feast, my friends!

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