NEW POPE - UKRAINIAN TUTOR

14.03.13


News of the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis has led to a host of facts about him coming to the fore.

From a Ukrainian perspective, Kyiv Post has reported that the former Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, has said that the new Pope "was earlier familiar and maintained good relations with Ukrainian Bishop Stepan Chmil".  

Earlier the forUm.ua website had cited the current primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) who said that Pope Francis was at one time a student of the Salesian school and each morning helped Fr Stepan Chmil during the Divine Liturgy.

It is believed that Pope Francis has a good unnderstanding of the UGCC and was instrumental in securing the placement of a Holodomor plaque in the main Cathedral of Buenos Aires.

 



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