Saturday, July 26, 2008

President Yushchenko meets Patriarch Bartolomew I tete-a-tete

In Horodetsky House President Victor Yushchenko held a tête-à-tête meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

Opening the meeting President Yushchenko thanked Patriarch Bartholomew I for coming to Ukraine and repeated that the present visit of the Patriarch is a great honor for Ukraine.

Patriarch Bartholomew I, from his part, thanked President Yushchenko for invitation and assured that he came to Ukraine with positive emotions. He also praised decision of Ukrainian authorities and President Yushchenko’s personal efforts to celebrate 1020th anniversary of Kyivan Rus’ Christianization on such a high level.