Letter of prayer and solidarity for the people of Ukraine by the CCCB President

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Durocher Paul-Andr 2013The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has sent a letter of solidarity and prayer to His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and to Archbishop Lawrence Huculak, O.S.B.M., Metropolitan of Ukrainian Catholics in Canada. In his letter, Archbishop Durocher writes: "I ask you to assure the people of Ukraine that Canadian Catholics and their Bishops are united with you in prayer and solidarity. We plead for the guarantee of all rights and liberties in Ukraine, particularly the right to life and dignity, freedom of conscience and religion, and liberty of expression and self-government."

Link to the letter (PDF)
Link to the statement by Archbishop Huculak
Link to the statement by Major Archbishop Shevchuk 

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