Filaret turned 88

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulates Patriarch Filaret on the day of birth. About it today, 23 January, he wrote on his page in Facebook.

«It is deeply symbolic that his Holiness Patriarch Filaret, born in the Donetsk region, currently occupied by the village of blahodatne in Amvrosiyivka district, proudly carries the flag of the Ukrainian people, cherishes the idea of an independent Ukrainian Church. His prayers give all the encouragement in the defense of truth and justice, preserving the national unity, ensuring our victory over the enemy,» wrote Poroshenko.

The President also noted that today His Holiness’s 88th birthday.

«On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I congratulate You! Many of the summer, his Holiness!», — added Poroshenko.

We will remind, in 2016 Filaret celebrated the 50th anniversary of Ministry in the Kyiv cathedra.

Filaret turned 88 23.01.2017

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