Filaret decorates US Senator with an order
"Patriarch" Filaret thanked the Senator for his constant support of Ukraine and handed him a "church" award – the Order of St. Prince Vladimir of the 2d degree.
On September 18, head of the Kiev Patriarchate Filaret met with the US Republican politician, US Senator from Ohio Robert Portman. He thanked the senator for the constant support of Ukraine and handed him "a high church award" – the Order of St. Prince Vladimir of the 2d degree, reports the official website of the UOC KP.
At the moment, Filaret is paying a visit to the United States. The Embassy of Ukraine organized a reception of the "patriarchal" delegation and a meeting with the leaders of the Ukrainian community in Washington.
According to experts, the United States take an active part in the creation of the Single Local Church which is evidenced by the increased attention of American diplomats to the issues of Orthodoxy in Ukraine.