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Ukrainian Catholic leader decries abortion, gender ideology

January 13, 2016

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church—the largest of the Eastern Catholic churches—said in a recent homily that abortion has killed “ten times more” persons over the last two years than has the war in the eastern part of his nation.

“How many new ‘Herods’ there are today, who not only kill children after their birth, but have gone further … there are so many unborn children [killed] today,” Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk preached on January 8, the second day of the Christmas season in the Julian calendar.

Referring to a “new danger of a new enslavement of Ukrainian people,” he said that “this danger is called gender ideology … Pope Benedict XVI said this ideology is very similar to previous ones that were destroying states, nations.”

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