Alexandria Patriarch warmly received at the Phanar


Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria was warmly received by Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios at the Phanar in Istanbul on Saturday.

The two spiritual leader held a service which was attended by a delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The delegation’s head, Archbishop Efstratios of Chernigov and Nizhyn, thanked the patriarch of Alexandria for his stance regarding the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s decision to grant independence to the Ukrainian Church from that of Russia.