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Ukrainian Orthodox priest killed

Catholic World News - May 20, 2014

Father Pavlo Zhuchenk, a Ukrainian Orthodox priest, has been killed in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists, according to a report from the Religious Information Service of Ukraine.

“Numerous bullets that caused the death of Christ[’s] cleric, wounded our hearts too, and filled with new pain a cup of suffering that has been poured into our beloved homeland and our people, who with such great efforts and sacrifices struggle for their rights to dignity and free life in their own independent state,” Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, said in a message of condolence to the temporary head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate.

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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - May. 20, 2014 7:10 PM ET USA

    Very sad. And how many Ukrainian Catholic priests and bishops died when Mother Russia,a mean Mother,came calling before and after WWII, all for refusing to renounce Catholicism and "join" the Russian Orthodox Church, controlled by the Communists through the Russian Orthodox hierarchy. How many executed! How many died on the way to Siberia or in Siberian snows! Ukraine-the only nation ever nuked by Russia at Chernobyl by Russian incompetence. This is the story of Russian stewardship over Ukraine.

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