Apostolic Nuncio: Euromaidan Embodies What Is Ailing in the World Today
Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, Thomas Edward Gullickson, shared a few thoughts about Euromaidan on his blog.
“‘Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever.’
“As the days pass here in Ukraine, the world is being treated to an ongoing and hopefully ever more profound acquaintance with what is at stake in or on ‘Euromaidan.’ Facile or dismissive assessments of what is happening are out of place, disrespectful of the reality that is there for all to see. Nonetheless, for much the same reason, whatever you say you are bound to sell someone short; we are dealing with an hour in the life of a people, an opportunity which has true potential for greatness. It is all too evident that what is going on here could be stifled, it could end in tragedy, but it won't fizzle. A historic passage has taken place and all the world must take account of the great Ukrainian people as they stand now before the world. Stereotypes or reductive classifications from the past must finally be abandoned.
“If you will ‘Euromaidan’ embodies what is ailing in the world today, while not failing to shine forth as light and promise in a people's quest for dignity and the right to self-determination. We stand by all these men and women of good will and pray for their nation, its integrity and progress.”