Ukraine’s Medal of Freedom awarded to His All-Holiness

On Sunday, January 19, 2013, His All-Holiness was awarded the Medal of Freedom of Ukraine “for his ministry in the service of universal Orthodoxy and on the occasion of the 1025th anniversary since the Christianization of the Kievan Rus.” On behalf of the President of Ukraine, His All-Holiness was presented this prestigious honor by His Excellency Sergiy Korsunsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Turkey, in the presence of a six person delegation of diplomats from Ukraine.

Source: Ecumenical Patriarchate