A strong spirituality is ultimate basis for all transformations in the country and a foundation on which a vibrant economy can be built.This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. The Head of Government together with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is visiting Vinnytsia. One of the central events of the trip was the presentation of Tomos of Autocephaly of Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the believers. On this occasion, a thanksgiving service was held in the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral of Vinnytsia. After the prayer, the Prime Minister together with the President and hierarchs appealed to the audience.
The Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine is currently undergoing fateful moments of history and is struggling for every step. "We all have one goal - to build a strong, prosperous and successful Ukraine. Our foundation is strong spirituality. This is the basis on which a strong economy can be built. We are facing many challenges. But everything is in our hands," he emphasized.
According to the Head of Government, different forces for a long time have been trying to impose views on Ukraine, including on the church. "And the fact that these days Ukraine has acquired the right to establish a united church is a historic step in strengthening independence," Volodymyr Groysman underscored.
He drew attention to the fact that the process of granting a right to the creation of local Orthodox Church was extremely difficult. And President Petro Poroshenko, who managed to persuade and unite everyone, played an instrumental role in this process. "The church will further develop through dialogue, love and faith. I am convinced that we have a glittering future and everything will be fine", the Prime Minister said. "We know the way to success, and we know how to make Ukraine strong and independent in order to ensure a decent life for each of you. I want to wish everyone peace, well-being and success."