Chapter Konstantinovskogo Patriarchate Bartholomew will visit our country.
The first visit of Ukraine, namely Odessa, was held on 24 September 1997 in the local port entered the Greek ship “Eleftherios Venizelos”, on Board of which were Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and the participants of the Symposium “Ecology, religion and environment”.
The second visit took place in Kyiv on the occasion of the 1020th anniversary of baptism of Kyivan Rus, July 25-27, 2008 the Ecumenical Patriarch at the airport “Borispol” has met the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko and the head of the UOC-MP.
Ahead of the visit, on 22 July 2008 the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has signed the Decree about rewarding of the Ecumenical Patriarch, his Holiness Archbishop of Constantinople – New Rome Bartholomew I the order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of I. for the outstanding Church activity directed on lifting of authority of Orthodoxy in the world.
27 July 2013 the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed a Decree on awarding the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I the order of Liberty for the outstanding Church activity directed on lifting of authority of Orthodoxy in the world, and on the occasion of the celebration in Ukraine of the 1025th anniversary of baptism of Kievan Rus.