Secretary for the Primate of the UOC denied the information about the transfer of the building of the memorial museum of Hryhory Skovoroda to Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy Holy Ascension Monastery

28/6/2011

Lately His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr has received a letter from the director of the Institute of Philosophy named after Hryhory Skovoroda Myroslav Popovych, in which the institute team asks to secure the Memorial Museum of Skovoroda in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy from closure and transfer of new building of the Collegium to the Holy Ascension Monastery.

In this regard, Secretary of the Primate of the Orthodox Church Archbishop Alexander of Pereyaslav-Kmelnytskyy and Vishneve on behalf of His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr sent a letter of response to explain the situation.

In particular, His Eminence Alexander noted that this request was based on rumors and unsubstantiated information and said that the Kyiv Metropolis had never put forward any demands as for eviction of the museum of Hryhory Skovoroda and of the transfer of its building to Pereyaslav Collegium Church, although has some historical reasons for that.

At the same time Archbishop Alexander expressed hope for further cooperation for the sake of development and prosperity of the Pereyaslav land.

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