Vancouver Sun: Visiting Ukrainian patriarch warns against ‘moral escapism’

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Sept. 1, 2012, 9:29 a.m. |

His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk.
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 Sviatoslav Shevchuk first visited Vancouver 15 years ago as a fresh young priest on an adventure, driving here with friends from San Francisco.

 This week he makes a return visit as His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, revered patriarch of the world’s four million Ukrainian Catholics.

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Mykhayl Sept. 3, 2012, 6:05 a.m.    

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QUOTE: "...systematically persecuted in the Soviet era.
But Shevchuk, a one-time ethics professor, has warned all people against over-focusing on the wrongs of the past. In Catholic media he has called such an attitude “moral escapism” – which he describes as excessive indignation based on old evils.
“It does not always translate into ethical behaviour today.”
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Canada... he should be speaking to Ukraine! Why are we not hearing more? The KYIV POST could invite Patriarch Sviatoslav to a bimonthly guest articles, between 500 and a thousand words offsetting Mr. Willards? It could... if asked. Ask.

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