President meets with Patriarch Philareth

09:36, 29 August 2007
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Church must not be involved in the election process

When speaking to Patriarch of Kyiv and Rus-Ukraine Philareth President highlighted the importance of not getting church involved in the election process in Ukraine, according to the President`s press-office.

Victor Yushchenko also expressed thanks for the prayer Patriarch offered up in Saint Sofia Cathedral on August 24. President thinks it was a unique sermon that included all the achievements and sorrows of Ukraine. “I agree with the idea that the problems of Ukraine are rooted in the immorality of the politicians and declension from Jesus Christ’s teachings,” President said.

Mr. Yushchenko presented an icon depicting Virgin Mary of Tykhva. Patriarch passed to the President’s library the Bible and three volumes of “Hagiography”, which he translated from Russian into Ukrainian.

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