„Konstantynopolitański Kościół-Matka cierpi wspólnie z córką Kościołem ukraińskim z powodu niebezpiecznych podziałów... Dlatego jesteśmy zmuszeni zaproszeniem (prosklesis) do możliwie szybkiego pokonania podziału, który był wynikiem złożoności naszego czasu”.
The visit of patriarch Bartholomew I in Ukraine in its entirety should be assessed as truly positive and fruitful. His relatively short stay among the Orthodox believers allowed them to restore new trust and hope for Patriarchate of Constantinople. The hierarch himself could better get to know mood and intentions of the local Christians. At the same time he could express those important words of reassurance: „The Mother-Church of Constantinople suffers together with the daughter – Ukrainian Church from dangerous divisions. (...) Thus, we are forced by invitation (prosklesis) to possibly quickly overcome the division which was the result of complexity of our time”. In the patriarch’s opinion, that is what we are forced to do by common baptism, which gathers us in one place and gives us possibility to participate in a common gathering around the Eucharist altar of God.