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The Patriarch reiterated his love and concern for the people and nation of Ukraine at the time of the barbaric invasion by the Russian Federation. He stated that he is deeply disappointed in the actions of the patriarch of Moscow, who singlehandedly blesses the war and the slaughter of the innocent people.

His All-Holiness stated that the people of Ukraine are very dear to him and that he prays daily for the peace and stability in the ancestral home of the pilgrims of the UOC of the USA.

In conclusion of the meeting, Archbishop Daniel presented Patriarch Bartholomew with a traditional Pascha (ostrich) egg, decorated in the traditional Carpathian Mountains motives.

Memorable photo of the visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate was taken as the group journeyed through the sacred space of the Patriarchal cathedral of St. George the Victorious.