Lviv, Ukraine, Jun 21, 2021 / 07:00 am
An archbishop has said that the Catholic Church in Ukraine is still enjoying a “springtime” despite rising secularization.
Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki said that the Church was thriving amid secular currents, economic difficulties, and war in the east of the country.
“It is still springtime in our Church because we have recovered many churches and new ones are also being built. We have ordained new priests. We also have the possibility to create more parishes,” the archbishop said in an interview with Echo Katolickie, a Catholic weekly based in Siedlce, eastern Poland.
Ukraine is a diverse country of 44 million people bordering Belarus, Russia, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. Around two-thirds of the population are Orthodox Christians.