Kyiv City Council asks Yad Vashem to grant Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky the title of "Righteous Among the Nations"
This is reported by Kyiv. Media.
This decision was made today, November 18, at the plenary session of the II session of the Kyiv City Council of the IX convocation. The decision was supported by 72 councillors.
According to the member of the Kyiv City Council, chairman of the Permanent Commission on education and science, Family, Youth and sports Vadym Vasylchuk, during the second world war, with the consent of Andrey Sheptytsky, a significant number of Jews hid in Greek Catholic monasteries, even in the Metropolitan residence.
"The Metropolitan saved Jewish children and adults from the Nazis. Andrey Sheptytsky insisted that children who were hiding in monasteries should later be returned to their families or Jewish aid organizations. It is necessary to pay tribute to the man who saved hundreds of Jews and perpetuate the memory of the Metropolitan. In May 2008, The Jewish community of Ukraine recognized Andrey Sheptytsky as a righteous man," Vadym Vasylchuk said.
The MP added that Andrey Sheptytsky unquestioningly deserves to be awarded the honorary title of "Righteous Among the Nations".