On May 25, 2021, the hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Bishop Bystritsky Benedict (Vesa), arrived in Ukraine for a pilgrimage to the Pochayiv and Kyiv Lavras, as well as to other shrines of the UOC. This was reported by the press service of the Chernivtsi-Bukovina diocese of the UOC.
The Romanian bishop began his pilgrimage from Chernivtsi. Archpriest Dimitri Popescu, rector of the Moldovan-Romanian parish at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, accompanies him.
Communicating with the secretary of the diocese, the Romanian hierarch touched upon the church situation in Ukraine. According to him, the bishops of the Romanian Orthodox Church understand the problem of church schism in Ukraine and support His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.