Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ukrainian major archbishop remembered for heroism

Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky heralded as a model of sacrificial love
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, spoke glowingly about his predecessor Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky at Saint Paul University's Sheptytsky Institute, Apr. 25. Deborah Gyapong / CCN
The B.C. Catholic has a story from CCN's Ottawa bureau chief, Deborah Gyapong, which shows the admiration Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has for his predecessor Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky:
The primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, described his predecessor Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky as a model of sacrificial love that every generation needs to discover.

Archbishop Shevchuk visited Canada Apr. 24-26 as part of a delegation of religious leaders representing all the major religious faiths in Ukraine. He spoke at a Symposium Apr. 25 at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies honoring Metropolitan Sheptytsky’s legacy during World War II on the theme “Ethical Action in Extreme Conditions.”
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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