Kuleba meets with head of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk discussed a joint project in the field of preservation of historical memory, reports Ukrinform, referring to the press service of the ministry.

The head of the UGCC presented Kuleba with a letter of appreciation for the ministry’s contribution to the erection of a monument to Blessed Priest Omelian Kovch.

Kuleba thanked the head of the UGCC for recognizing the role of the state in perpetuating the memory of Omelian Kovch and praised the long-term trusting cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UGCC.

The minister assured that the preservation of the memory of the Ukrainians who saved the Jews from the Holocaust during the Second World War, in particular Omelian Kovch and Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, are among the important areas of the ministry’s tasks.

The interlocutors also discussed a number of joint projects in the field of the preservation of historical memory. Kuleba welcomed the willingness of the UGCC to support the initiatives of the ministry concerned.

As Ukrinform reported, on October 4, a monument to Omelian Kovch, originally from the Zakarpatska region and “pastor of the Majdanek concentration camp”, was unveiled in Lublin, Poland.

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