Participating in the funeral procession were representatives of the authorities and religious communities from different cities and villages in Galicia.

 

As the Kremlin's crackdown on religious minorities broadens, Russia's community of Jehovah's Witnesses have taken to congregating in secret.

Photo: Alexander Demianchuk / TASS

 

Pope Francis as he personally penned condolences on the death of Cardinal Husar

The Putin regime continues to attack Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses – at the behest of the Russian Orthodox Church - while in Ukraine the same church group operates with state protection and support.

 

Photo: Russian police break through the gates of a Kingdom Hall in Nezlobnaya in January 2017 

“I continue to invoke from the Lord peace for the dear Ukrainian land,” assured Pope Francis at the General Audience of May 24, 2017.

The parishes loyal to the Kyiv Patriarchate are more active and larger than the Moscow ones, he continues, a reflection of the fact that Ukrainians identify with the former rather than the latter according to sociological surveys. A recent study found only 17 percent of Ukrainian believers identify with the Moscow Patriarchate while 46 percent do so as part of the Kyiv one.

 

< Archhbishop Yevstraty Zorya

 

Ukraine’s largest statue of Lenin comes down 

Over 1,000 Belz Hasidim recently visited the Western Ukrainian city of their origin

The nominee Bishop Edward is a native of the region, having been born in Mostyska, Lviv region

The Autocrat’s Language 2017/5/15 22:34:17

< Illustration by Abner Dean of George Orwell’s 1984 for Life magazine, July 4, 1949

 

Courtesy of Dartmouth College Library/Rauner Special Collections

 

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