Poroshenko handed out awards to the priests

Порошенко раздал награды священникам

President Petro Poroshenko has awarded orders of the metropolitans was moved to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (PCU) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), in particular the Metropolitan Alexander (drabinko) and Metropolitan Simeon (Shostatsky), and the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Andrii (Abramchuk).

This is stated on the website of the President Monday, January 14.

According to the decree of the President №7/2019, metropolitans awarded “for significant contribution to the affirmation of spirituality, charity and interfaith harmony, a weighty personal contribution to the development of an independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine, many years of dedicated service to the Ukrainian people”.

In particular, Metropolitan Simeon awarded the order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise IV degree, Metropolitan Alexander – the order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise V degree, and Metropolitan Andrei – the order “For merits” of II degree.