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Is <title>Evangelicals & Catholics—<title>Beyond <TS 04.02, Feature—25,100></p><title>The Plight of the Ukrainian Catholic Church under <em>Glasnost</em> by Andriy Chirovsky

The Plight of the Ukrainian Catholic Church under Glasnost

by Andriy Chirovsky

With the advent of glasnost and perestroika under Mikhail Gorbachev, all people of good will are expected to be properly edified by the amazing progress which the Soviet Union is making in treating its citizens as human beings. It is therefore particularly agonizing for the five million or so Ukrainian Catholics in the U.S.S.R. and their one million brothers and sisters beyond the borders to watch as the world politely overlooks the difficult truth. The truth is that the state-controlled Russian Orthodox church (Moscow patriarchate), which has led a rel . . .


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