MEPs ask the Ukrainian government to return the Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv to the community

14 October, 09:37
Ukraine and world
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The rector of the delegation of Missionaries of the Oblates of Mary the Immaculate, Father Pavlo Vyshkovsky, visited the European Parliament in Brussels and met with the largest pro-Ukrainian deputies of this institution.

This is reported by the Catholic Media Center.

The cleric's conversation with politicians mainly concerned the return of the Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv to the religious community.

"MEP Jacek Sariusz-Wolski, who initiated many bills to support Ukraine, welcomed me in his office and immediately tweeted to the president of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government that he fully supports the return of the Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv to the Roman Catholic community, " said Fr. Pavlo Vyshkovsky.

In addition, MEPs Anna Fotyga and Witold Jan Waszczykowski, who deals with the Ukrainian delegation to the European Parliament, expressed their support for the return of the shrine.

As reported by Fr. Pavlo, Ambassador Andrzej Sados, Permanent Representative of Poland to the European Union, also supported the transfer of the church to the community.

"Ukraine is our eastern partner, deprived of many years of war, and, in addition, more than 20 years ago, the president of Ukraine promised to return the Church of St. Nicolas to the Pope, now Saint John Paul II, so I consider it a priority to support your request for his return to the parish," the ambassador said in a conversation with the clergyman.

As reported, on September 3 in the evening in the Church of St. Nicholas caught fire.

On September 7, the community appealed to President Volodymyr Zelensky to transfer the Church of St. Nicholas to the management of the religious community.

Prime Minister Shmygal confirmed that he gave instructions to study the possibility of transferring the Church of St. Nicholas to the community.