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Congratulations to Metropolitan Onufri of Chernovtsy and Bukovina

August 14, 2014

Vladimir Putin congratulated Metropolitan Onufri of Chernovtsy and Bukovina on being elected Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

The message reads, in part:

“I am convinced that in these difficult times for Ukraine your activities as a spiritual leader will help to bring reconciliation and mutual understanding among people and to restore accord and stability in society.

Please accept my wishes of health, wellbeing and heavenly guidance. I wish you success in your demanding and responsible arch-pastorship in the name of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the integrity of the Russian Orthodox Church”.

August 14, 2014