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Patriarch Philaret bestowed a medal upon President Joseph Biden in 2018

His Holiness Patriarch Philaret bestowed upon President Joseph Biden the Order of St. Volodymyr the Great medal in 2018. In President Biden’s letter of appreciation, dated September 19, 2018, he writes that he has the greatest respect for His Holiness Patriarch Philaret, Patriarch Bartholomew and all the people of the Orthodox faith in the world.Indeed, that President Biden added a personal handwritten request of His Holiness Patriarch Philaret – to please keep him in his prayers – signifies a special respect.

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