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Volume 43, Number 4
  
9 December 2013
Greg Kandra




Protesters gather around small bonfires lit throughout the main square in Kiev. (photo: Ken Nowakowski)

The dramatic standoff in Ukraine has intensified, with protesters yesterday toppling a statue of Lenin in Kiev and riot police taking to the streets.

A few days ago, Carl Hétu, national director for CNEWA Canada, received an email from Bishop Ken Nowakowski, Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop of New Westminister, Canada. He is in Kiev and described the scene:

It is out of this world. … It is cold, but hearts are warm. It is somewhat scary, yet one feels among family.

The Ukrainian [Greek] Catholic Church has set up a little tent chapel with priests on hand and prayers being offered, very near the spot where the students were brutally clubbed by the Special Forces last weekend. There are tens of thousands out throughout [Independence] Square and the streets.

Keep us all in your prayers.



Tags: Ukraine Russia Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Eastern Europe Kiev