Taiwan is ready to participate in a program of financial assistance in rebuilding temples destroyed by Russian aggression in Ukraine, which will be implemented jointly with the Metropolitan Fund of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Epiphanius discussed these issues during a virtual meeting with Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu, according to a statement posted on the website of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
"During the meeting, both parties discussed ways and opportunities to provide assistance to the Ukrainian people suffering from the war by Russia. Metropolitan Epiphanius also spoke about the social initiatives of the Metropolitan Fund of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine," the statement said.
Minister Wu, in turn, noted that the government and people of Taiwan have a deep understanding of how the Ukrainian people are currently suffering.
"We see the suffering, destruction from the war, it touches the depths of our hearts, and we want to support the Ukrainian people in this time of unjust aggression. We see the assistance that churches provide to people, we see the destruction that temples have suffered, and we want to support you with our best contribution," he said.
Metropolitan Epiphanius thanked Taiwan for financial assistance to Ukrainian cities - Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Bucha and other cities - hospitals, including those in Lviv, and for assistance to Ukrainian refugees in neighboring European countries.
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