Skip to comments.Greek Catholic Priest Kidnapped by Crimean (Russian) authorities
Posted on 03/15/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
1804 GMT: The Economists Edward Lucas has posted a statement from Bishop Borys Gudziak that provides more information on the kidnapped Greek Catholic Priest:
Fr. Kvych was seized by two men in uniform and four men in civilian clothing. The young chaplain for the Ukrainian Navy was taken to an undisclosed location where he is being held captive. A parishioner who called Fr. Kvychs cellular phone heard abusive language on the line directed at the priest before the call was cut short. Sources confirm that Fr. Kvych is alive.
Earlier this week at the direction of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic hierarchy Fr. Kvych and other Greek Catholic priests in Crimea evacuated their wives and children to mainland Ukraine. The priests themselves returned to their parishes to be with their faithful in a time of crisis and moral and physical danger
Yesterday, another Greek Catholic priest returned to his home in Crimea (location not revealed to preserve the priests identity) to find on the destroyed door of his apartment a menacing sign: Get out Vatican spies. Police were standing outside the building.
The Greek Catholic priests of the peninsula have been directed not to celebrate services in their churches this Sunday but to serve in Roman Catholic Churches where in the company of other clergy their safety can be more easily guaranteed.
The Yanukovych government threatened to delegalize the Greek Catholic Church at Christmas time due to the pastoral attention that priest gave to protesting faithful. From 1946 to 1989 the UGCC was the biggest illegal Church in the world and the most substantial body of social opposition to Soviet rule in Ukraine. Since it did not collaborate with Soviet authorities it has enjoyed particular moral authority in Ukrainian society in the post-Soviet period and during the current social and political crisis.
The ‘4 Spartans’!
You can always trust a Communist to be a Communist!
To do otherwise will get you killed.
Too many mercenaries throughout Ukraine operating from both sides and creating “false flags”.....I don't believe much coming out of the media right now as there is so much propaganda as well...from Russia and From Ukraine Euromaiden and others.
Police are sometimes ordered not to interfere depending on what the situation is....so there's much disorder in Ukriane.
Journalists and observers are saying someone needs to get control of the outside elements creating chaos in Ukraine....Euro-maiden has there thugs and Putin his...plus the overall general ethnic components come into play.
Hope they keep the Priest safe...but I'd like to know more about him...I know there was one Priest written about early on that Euro-maiden was not happy with....maybe a Russian Orth. Priest?
Have to go back and see if I can locate that...or at least maybe who this Priest is. Unfortunately the dust still has not settled in Kiev or much elsewhere in Ukraine.
Bullet to the back of the head...Soviet style.
Those guys with crosses are fascists!/S
Wonderful photo, BTW.
Same old, same old. (Above, the Ukrainian Catholic martyrs of Pratulin, shot in 1874 by the Tsarist Russian army for protesting the forcible confiscation, and conversion to Orthodoxy, of their parish church.)
Martyrs of Ukraine, pray for us.
.....Yet for some reason they had a number of churches............Hmmmmmm.
So now we are posting propaganda from Sunni Muslims to excuse the putsch of fascist Ukrainians abd their cronies in State dept Soros and EU. How low can you go...
Neither side is the “good guys” in this war. Anyone who thinks otherwise is blind. And if you think Russia is the “good guys” or innocent in this conflict you’re in denial. The only thing that is certain is that innocents, like this Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest, are going to suffer.
ethnic Russians are not safe from the Russian government
Viva Christo Rey
Nice to see Vlady take page out of old school Soviet Union KGB agent playback NOTTT
What a haunting picture.
But miracles have happened before in situations like this. Where the advancing armies were stopped in their tracks by a cross, crucifix or the Holy Eucharist. Saint Clare is a story about the Holy Eucharist keeping the Muslims out of her country.
Over 200,000 Catholics were killed in Mexico during the Cristiada/Cristeros War.
Thanks for this, Campion.
Rev. Mykola Kvych was abducted by law enforcing forces of Crimea. They just freed him. A court session is scheduled in two weeks.
UGCC priest Mykola Kvych was freed by law enforcing forces of Crimea. He was accused of administrative violations. He was suspected of organizing provocations. Rev. Mykola categorically denied this accusation. He informed that he will continue to stay in Crimea with his faithful.
Any Christian, we should be concerned about.