Ukrainian Church leaders direct priests to stay out of political campaigns
Catholic World News - April 11, 2014
As Ukraine prepares for national elections on May 25, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has directed priests to distance themselves from partisan politics.
A new document, “Instructions on the Behavior of the Clergy during Political Election Campaigns,” states that “a priest is strictly prohibited from being part of a political party, from distributing in church or in the churchyard campaign materials of candidates, parties, or political blocs, from campaigning for someone, and from openly expressing their political views in private conversations with believers,” according to the Religious Information Service of Ukraine.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,239 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!