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Ukraine: Head of the OCU met with a priest released from Russian captivity

18. April 2024

On April 4, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine received Metropolitan Serhiy of Donetsk and Mariupol and Father Andriy Chuy, who was illegally detained in Russian captivity on charges of pro-Ukrainian activities, at his residence. The OCU website reported this meeting.

The Primate of the OCU inquired about the current situation in Donetsk from Metropolitan Serhiy, thanked Fr Andriy for his zealous and selfless service for the good of the Ukrainian Church, and presented him with a personal cross.

As reported, Father Andriy Chuy, a priest of the OCU, has been the only one to continue his ministry in occupied Donetsk since 2014. In September 2023, he was arrested and later deported to Georgia. (Quelle:, 8. April 2024)