During his working visit to Finland, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church His Eminence Archbishop Leo.
The Head of State thanked Archbishop Leo for the support of the Finnish Orthodox Church for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. “It is important for us to know that your church supports us in this historically important process,” the President emphasized.
"Ukrainians have the right to create their own church, as Finns had 100 years ago," the Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church said.
"Ukrainians have the right to a Church independent from Russia, because Russia is an aggressor country today," the Head of State noted.
The interlocutors discussed practical preparation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to receiving the Tomos.