At the Phanar, Bartholomew discusses Ukraine-related issues with Dumenko
Dumenko and Zoria congratulated the head of the Phanar on the church's New Year.
On August 31, 2023, the head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), Epifaniy Dumenko, and "Archbishop" Evstratiy Zoria arrived at the Phanar, where they were invited for a discussion with Patriarch Bartholomew and Metropolitan of Chalcedon Emmanuel, as reported by the OCU website.
The press service's statement indicates that they discussed a "wide range of issues related to Ukraine." Additionally, Dumenko presented Patriarch Bartholomew with a collection of documents from the "Unification Council," a calendar for 2023/2024, a panagia, and delivered a letter from the OCU council.
Previously, the UOJ wrote that Dumenko likened the UOC to Islamists and called on the authorities to ban it.