Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East sent a letter of support to Metropolitan Onuphry, Metropolitan of Kyiv and Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The letter included:
“We weep with Your Beatitude — as Your Beatitude has wept with us — at the devastating loss of life among Your Beatitude’s flock and countrymen as a result of war. We are all too familiar with the violent destruction of churches; the deaths of clergy, monastics, and faithful; and the displacement of civilians from their homeland.
At this dark moments, our constant prayer is with Your Beatitude and the entire Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and whole Church of Antioch implores the Holy Spirit, especially in this season of Pentecost, that He may descend and restore peace and bring healing. May the Lord continue to guide Your Beatitude in leading the Ukrainian Orthodox Church through these challenging times”.