Metropolitan Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki: On Maidan We See a Very Different Ukraine
Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, Metropolitan of Lviv of the Roman Catholic Church, believes that the events on Maidan can lead to a change in the political system in Ukraine and in the foreign course of the state. He said this in an interview with the Catholic Media Center.
“I think that the events on the Maidan are a chance for Ukraine if they will change the political system and lead to a more pro-Western policy direction. Thanks to them, there is hope for the healing of the state, for greater justice and for simplifying the conditions for foreign travel as well as for facilitating the conditions for foreign investors,” said the metropolitan.
Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki said that Roman Catholics of Ukraine support the peaceful protest.
“The Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, like other churches in Ukraine, expresses its support. Our prayer tent was erected on the Maidan in Kyiv. There Franciscans celebrate daily Holy Mass and lead prayers,” said the hierarch.
He also said that the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine offers spiritual and moral support to the victims of the security forces.
“The faithful of the Roman Catholic Church are also taking part in the demonstrations on the Maidan. They are accompanied by priests, in order to create an atmosphere of solidarity, peace, and respect. Such an atmosphere of mutual respect and solidarity prevails on the Maidan. There we see a very different Ukraine,” concluded the Metropolitan of Lviv.