Phanariots arrange a press tour for journalists from Ukraine to Istanbul

The head of Phanar communicates with representatives of the Ukrainian media. Photo:

The Patriarchate of Constantinople served the Divine Liturgy for Ukrainians living in Turkey.

On December 6, 2021, the head of Phanar, Patriarch Bartholomew, met with journalists from Ukraine, the website reports.

On the morning of Monday, December 6, a liturgy was performed in the church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Tsivaliu. The service was attended by Patriarch Bartholomew, Bishop Mikhail of Comana, Exarch of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Kyiv, and many Ukrainians of the city, "since the church of St. Nicholas meets their liturgical needs."

In addition, Roman Nedelsky, the Consul General of Ukraine in Istanbul, Ukrainian diplomats and representatives of the Ukrainian were in the church.

After the liturgy, the patriarch received a group of journalists from Ukraine at the patriarchal office on Phanar.

Earlier, the UOJ wrote that, according to Patriarch Bartholomew, Constantinople will always be the first Church, while the ROC – the fifth one.

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