November 3, 2014
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
KYIV, UKRAINE – The task of the Catholic Church is not only to teach people how to pray, but how to live authentically Christian lives, two leaders of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said. The Church's ministers also have an obligation to support and minister to their followers in the midst of strife and even danger, said Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, and 81-year-old Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the retired head of the Church. That belief led the two leaders and fellow priests to Kiev's Independence Square – the Maidan – from November 2013 to February 2014 in long-term protest against the government of former President Viktor Yanukovych.