"Your prayers are very important for Ukraine," the head of state said, Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the president.
Petro Poroshenko thanked His Beatitude for the support of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the implementation of the aspiration of Ukrainians to unite in a single national Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
In his turn, Patriarch Theophilos III noted that "the mission of Church is to unite, not divide."
He informed that he prayed for peace in Ukraine.
In the course of the meeting, the parties discussed the results of the Pan-Orthodox Council, which was held this summer on the island of Crete.
The head of state invited Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem to visit Ukraine.