Secretary for the Primate of the UOC denied widespread information about worsening of health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr

13/12/2011

In connection with the spread of false information about the health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr, Secretary for the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Alexander of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy and Vyshneve said:

“The condition of His Beatitude is stable, although it remains serious. On Saturday, December 10, before leaving for Thessaloniki, the honorable relics of St. Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica were delivered to the hospital where His Beatitude stays. Metropolitan Volodymyr bowed the shrine and received the Holy Communion of Christ.

Today there is no reason for concern and, especially, to spread false rumors that disturb the prayerful spirit of believers during the Nativity Fast.

Thus, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church again and again calls on its believers and those who care about the health of Metropolitan Vladimir, to the prayer for the health of our Primate and his sooner recovery. ”
Archbishop Alexander stressed one again that all up-to-date and truthful information about the health of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr is given only at the official website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (www.orthodox.org.ua). Everything else is gossip and provocation.

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