Dumenko, Drabinko and Zoria pray with Catholics and Muslims in Irpin
The head of the State Ethnopolitics Service Viktor Yelensky also took part in the inter-faith "prayer breakfast" in the Irpin park.
On 22 August 2023, the head of the OCU, Epifaniy Dumenko, his "metropolitans" Eustraty Zoria and Oleksandr Drabinko, as well as the head of the State Service for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience (DESS), Viktor Yelensky, took part in a "prayer breakfast" in the town of Irpin near Kyiv, reports pomisna.info.
Together with the "hierarchs" of the oCU, representatives of other Christian denominations and religions – in particular, the head of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Vitaliy Krivitsky, clerics of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and Muslim clergy – prayed at the breakfast in Irpin's “Neznayka” Park.
The event was also attended by Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushin, his deputies and City Council members.
In addition, Dumenko took part in the ceremony of raising the flag of the Crimean Tatar people in front of the Irpin City Council on the occasion of the opening of the International Summit of the Crimean Platform in Kyiv.
As earlier reported, the Irpin City Council sent an appeal to the President, the Verkhovna Rada, the Cabinet of Ministers and the National Security and Defence Council with a call to ban the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.