Ukraine: Head of OCU greets Ukrainians on entry into force of the law on language
Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine greeted Ukrainians on the entry into force of the law on the state language in Ukraine. The greeting is posted on the Facebook page of the head of OCU. "Today, the long-awaited law on language came into force in Ukraine. This year was marked by really great events for us: the rise of the independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine, and now one of the most valuable gifts of our Motherland — the Ukrainian language — will be protected by the state," the Metropolitan said. The First Hierarch thanked the Lord that He "blessed us with such mercy". "We have no right to neglect great achievements, only to multiply and be proud of them!" said the Primate.
On July 16, the law "On Ensuring Functioning of Ukrainian as Official Language" came into force, which was passed by the Verkhovna Rada on April 25. (Quelle: www.risu.org.ua, 17. Juli 2019)