Patriarch Filaret receives Hero of Ukraine title
President Petro Poroshenko adopted a decision to confer the Hero of Ukraine title on the honorable Patriarch Filaret of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The Head of State wrote this on his Facebook page.
“I cannot think of a way to assess the contribution of Patriarch Filaret to the struggle for his own local Church. He was, is and remains a spiritual leader of the Ukrainian Church, a spiritual leader of the Ukrainian people. That is why I have decided to confer on him the title of the Hero of Ukraine,” said the President.