RCC Metropolitan of Lviv was gifted a custom-engraved watch by the chairman of the Ternopil Regional State Administration
Chairman of the Ternopil Regional State Administration Volodymyr Trush greeted Archbishop Metropolitan Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki of Lviv, wished him health, long and happy years of life full of Christian exploits and love for others, and awarded him a birthday watch.
This is reported by Gazeta1.
The public council of the Ternopil Regional State Administration also joined the congratulations. Its representative Ivan Iskersky personally handed over congratulatory letters from Volodymyr Trush and Chairman of the public council Valery Fedoreyko, which noted the active participation of Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki in the processes of formation of Ukrainian statehood and expressed wishes for long life and sacrificial pastoral work for the benefit of our independent Ukraine.
Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki was the personal secretary of Pope John Paul II, and in 2005-2007 – his successor Pope Benedict XVI. In 2007, Pope Benedict appointed him coadjutor bishop of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine and gave him episcopal ordinations. On October 21, 2008, in connection with the resignation of Metropolitan Cardinal Marjan Yavorsky of Lviv, Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki was appointed head of the Archdiocese of Lviv and was solemnly enthroned.