Reward of the President of Ukraine Conferred on Bishop Volodymyr (Viytyshyn) of UGCC
On January 15, 2010, in the session hall of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional council, Bishop Volodymyr (Viytyshyn) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Eparch of the western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk, received the reward of the President of Ukraine the “Order for Merits of the III degree.” So reported the UGCC web site.
At the beginning of the board meeting of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional state administration which addresses the basic questions related to the results of socio-economical and cultural development of Prykarpattya and the status of calculations for energy sources, Mr. Oleh Korzhak, vice-chairman of Ivano-Frankivsk RSA, read the Decree of the President of Ukraine about conferring the Medal for the Merits of III degree on the Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk of the UGCC Volodymyr (Viytyshyn): “For the realization of state social programs, for active charitable activity, and on the occasion of Charity Day Volodymyr (Viytyshyn) – Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk of the UGCC – is rewarded with the Order of the III degree…”
The reward was handed by Mr. Mykola Paliychuk, the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk RSA, and Mr. Ihor Oliynyk, the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk city council. After receiving the order the bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk addressed those present with words of gratitude: “First of all I want to felicitate all of you with a New God’s Year 2010 with wishes of good, peace, and spiritual rest, and sincerely thank you for the reward, which is the work of everyone in the Ivano-Frankivsk Eparchy of the UGCC: the clergy, the faithful, and people of good will…” gratefully remarked Bishop Volodymyr.