Metropolitan Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki deplores RCC being called "Polish" Church

27 September, 11:35
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Lviv Metropolitan of the Latin rite Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki has said that Ukrainian nationalism is one of the most severe problems of the Roman Catholic Church in the East.
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He said this at a conference in Lublin on the situation of the Church and Poles in the East, Polish Radio reports.

According to Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, in Ukraine, the Catholic Church is perceived as a Polish Church.

"And this nationalism, such as prevails in Ukraine, and especially in the Greek Catholic Church, makes it difficult for us to have some freedom because it is always said that this is the Polish Church, so we need to impose restrictions, to obstruct its activities here. But I think this nationalism, this prejudice against the Roman Catholic Church, will slowly disappear due to the arrival of many Ukrainians in Poland or their studies at different universities; this mentality will gradually change," said Metropolitan Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki of Lviv.

The conference on the situation of the Church and Poles in the East is being held at the Catholic University of Lublin.