On February 29 held a telephone conversation the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Petro Poroshenko congratulated His Holiness on the anniversary and wished good health, energy and strength for years of service.
He noted that the Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos of autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine approved the spiritual independence of Ukraine, and its provision is one of the most important events of thousands of years of history of Ukraine.
The Ecumenical Patriarch expressed gratitude to Petro Poroshenko for the years of sincere service for the benefit of the Ukrainian people, which had the result of granting the Tomos and the emergence of an independent Ukrainian Church.
The interlocutors discussed the issues of growth and development of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and its recognition in the world.
Patriarch Bartholomew blessed the Ukrainians and Poroshenko on the future.