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Pompeo vows support for new independent Ukraine church

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has vowed US support for Ukraine’s new independent Orthodox church following its split with Russia in a meeting with its leader, officials said Thursday.Pompeo on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with Metropolitan Yepifaniy, who was enthroned in February after the Ukrainian Orthodox Church broke its three-century relationship with Moscow. Pompeo congratulated Yepifaniy and the two “shared their concerns about abuses against religious freedom in Russia-occupied Crimea and Russia-controlled parts of the Donbass,” the State Department said. …read more

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