A former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated the Primate of the OCU Epiphany Dumenko on his birthday and anniversary of enthronement. This is reported by PRM.
“It was on his birthday that Your Beatitude was enthroned to the Kyiv throne as the first Primate of the local Orthodox Church of Ukraine. In times of difficult trials for our country, Metropolitan Epiphany became that real ascetic who worthily carries the word of God to the Ukrainians all over the world.
I am glad that Ukraine has such spiritual leaders who lead, sow faith in the Lord, faith in justice and faith in Ukraine. And you, Your Beatitude, are one of them… May the Orthodox Church of Ukraine grow stronger under your wise leadership and receive the recognition of world Orthodoxy”, Poroshenko wrote.