Ecumenical News International News Highlights
01 September 2006
Ukrainian president says unified church will fortify independence
Moscow (ENI). Speaking during ceremonies to mark the 15th anniversary of the
declaration of Ukraine's independence, President Viktor Yushchenko has urged
the creation of a united, local church to guarantee his country's spiritual
"The people will welcome the creation of a united, local Orthodox Church,"
Yushchenko said in a speech in front of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev
following a service of prayer on the anniversary of Ukraine's independence.
[293 words, ENI-06-0695]
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