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Pro-Russian militia abducts Polish priest in Ukraine

Catholic World News - May 28, 2014

Members of a pro-Russian separatist militia in eastern Ukraine have abducted a Polish priest, Father Pawel Witek.

"Our consular services have been working on securing the release of our citizen, we are also in touch with Church officials," said Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s minister of foreign affairs, according to an Agence France-Presse report.

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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - May. 28, 2014 11:34 PM ET USA

    Maybe Fr. Witek was being "Russophobic" and Patriarch (and I use that title very advisedly) Kiril felt he needed to be re-educated to be less Russophobic.

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