2018-10-15 22:17:00

Russian Church hopes Ukrainian believers will not be harassed

Minsk, October 15, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate hopes Ukraine will not be persecuting its believers.

"We hope there will be no clashes on this ground," Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, said after a Holy Synod meeting in Minsk on Monday.

Ukraine's President Pyotr Poroshenko offered reassurances that "all believers will be allowed to go to the church they belong to and will not be hindered," the Russian hierarch said.

"We hope these promises will be fulfilled," he said.