Greek Catholic youth in Kyiv to stage flash mob dedicated to Pope John Paul II
On June 25, a flash mob “The Pope, Ukraine, and I” will be staged on Independence Square in Kyiv. The event will be dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ukraine.
Tetiana Shpaikher told RISU that the participants will ask passers-by “Who is the pope to you?” and “What do you know about him?” Every person who answers will receive the pope’s favorite candy, a Korivka, with his quote inside. Later, the participants will use their bodies to make symbolic figures – the shape of Ukraine, the number 10, and a heart to symbolize the Ukrainian youth’s love for Pope John Paul II.
The event will culminate with a message from the participants to the Vatican using letters with the pope’s quotes and with their expression of gratitude to the pope. Small cards with be put in a large heart-shaped envelope.
The goal of the event is to turn the public’s attention to the importance of marking the 10th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ukraine and to remind the community about the spiritual values that he espoused.