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New Ukrainian Catholic leader to combat secularism with alliances

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4 April 2011 Catholic News Agency

The 40-year old bishop newly elected to lead the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has ambitious plans to resist growing secularism in his country, drawing on help from Rome and a "strategic alliance" with the Orthodox Churches.

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk visited Pope Benedict XVI on April 1 in his first official act since being elected March 23 to leadership of the world’s 4.3 million Ukrainan Greek Catholics by a synod of bishops.


To read the rest of the article: http://risu.org.ua/en/index/monitoring/society_digest/41624/
 
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