Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations chaired by the head of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, His Beatitude Svyatoslav (Shevchuk), had a meeting with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who was in Ukraine paying an official visit on the occasion of 30 years’ anniversary of Independence restoration in Ukraine. The meeting took place on 23 August 2021 in Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy in Ukraine at the initiative of Patriarch Bartholomew.  

German Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Ukraine was represented by the bishop Pavlo Shvarts. He greeted the Patriarch on behalf of GELCU and World Lutheran Federation and thanked His All-Holiness for his contribution towards development of ecumenical relationship and unity of Christians around the world and in Ukraine in particular. The bishop also took part in the collective action of planting of trees in the park on Saint Vladimir Hill.

Photography by Oleksandr Savranskyi (Department of information of UGCC).