Kyiv: President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko decided to award Patriarch Filaret the title Hero of Ukraine for his contribution to the struggle for the local church in Ukraine. The head of state announced this on Tuesday, January 8, on Facebook.
“The degree to which Patriarch Filaret’s contribution to the struggle for our own local church can be measured is not yet invented. He was, is and remains the spiritual leader of the Ukrainian church, the spiritual leader of the Ukrainian people. That is why he decided to award him the title Hero of Ukraine,” Poroshenko wrote on the social network.