Metropolitan Nikodim of Zhitomir meets with the Primate of Bulgarian Church

Head of Zhitomir Eparchy of the UOC met with His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos. Photo: UOC DECR

His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos said he was familiar with the real situation in Ukraine and conveyed his words of support to His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.

On December 9, 2019, Metropolitan Nikodim of Zhitomir and Novograd-Volynsky, who has been on an official visit to Bulgaria since December 6, met with the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Neophytos of Bulgaria. This was reported on the UOC DECR website.

On the Bulgarian side, the meeting was also attended by the Secretary of the Holy Synod of the BOC, Bishop Gerasim of Melnik, the Secretary of the Sofia Metropolis, Bishop Polycarp of Belogradchik, and the staff of the Patriarchate.

It is noted that the meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Metropolitan Nikodim remembered His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry to the Primate of the Bulgarian Church. In turn, Patriarch Neophytos noted that he was familiar with the real situation regarding the state of Orthodoxy in Ukraine and asked to convey words of welcome and support to His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine.

As reported by the UOJ, on December 6, 2019, with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, Metropolitan Nikodim of Zhitomir and Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich, deputy head of the DECR, went on an official trip to Bulgaria.

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