Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov met with His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill.

"After prayers and your inspiring sermon on Vladimir's Hill on the Baptism of Rus - the first thought is about what good can power do for Ukraine," the Head of the Government welcomed the Patriarch, Cabinet's press office reported.

Mykola Azarov stressed that the promotion of spirituality is an absolute priority for our State.

"We will do everything possible to seamlessly build temples, restore monasteries - Mykola Azarov said - In particular, the Government has decided that within a year all the agencies and organizations not related to the park and the monastery will be resettled from the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra."

In addition, the Head of the Government expressed satisfaction that the pastoral visit of Patriarch Kirill in Ukraine has been successful, attracting great attention of the Orthodox world.

Patriarch Kirill thanked the head of the Government for facilitating the visit, which, in his opinion, "may be an example for many other States." The head of the Russian Orthodox Church said that he and the clergy would be praying for that experience, wisdom, love for his people that he sees in the Prime Minister of Ukraine, would better disclose in this post and gave good results for the people.

"Because we have seen how the people "with hell in their souls" were carrying the secular affairs, brought the discord and chaos," the Patriarch said and added: "I feel that in Ukraine there is considerable potential among the former Soviet Union States. Here I mean economics, nature, energetic people. Therefore, I have no doubt that the people of Ukraine will pass a difficult path and get a new historic victory."

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