Advisor to the President to go to the Synod of the Constantinople Church

Former deputy head of AP Rostislav Pavlenko

Petro Poroshenko is sending the ex-deputy head of the Presidential Administration Rostislav Pavlenko to Istanbul for a meeting of the Synod of the Constantinople Church.

The Advisor to the President, Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies Rostislav Pavlenko, will take part in the meeting of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Synod where the date of the unification council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church would be approved and announced. Poroshenko said this during the meeting with the students of the National Trade and Economics University in Kiev on November 23, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

"We are about to witness the event: Rostislav Pavlenko will visit Istanbul (Constantinople) on November 27-29 to take part in the historic meeting of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Synod where the Tomos will be endorsed. We will convene a [unification] Council of a new Church in December," Poroshenko told the students of the NTEU.

The press service of the Constantinople Patriarchate said earlier that the date of the unification council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church would be approved and announced by the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to be held on November 27-29.

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