Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic World News

Ukrainian Catholic priests held in Russian labor camp?

June 06, 2024

» Continue to this story on Our Sunday Visitor

CWN Editor's Note: Two priests of the Ukrainian Catholic Church who have been missing since November 2022 may now be held in a Russian labor camp in occupied Ukraine, according to an expert on religious freedom.

Felix Corley of Forum 18 suggests that Fathers Ivan Levitsky and Bohdan Geleta, who disappeared after Russian troops took control of the region where they had served, were now in a labor camp in Donetsk. Corley reported that a Russian official had proposed an exchange of prisoners, offering to release two Catholic priests in exchange for two Orthodox priests. The Catholic priests were not named, but were probably Fathers Levitsky and Geleta, Corley believes. “This is the closest I think we’ve come to actually confirming at least where they are,” he said.

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.