Deputies Call Government to Help Return St. Nicholas Church in Kyiv to Roman Catholics


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KYIV - In view of the coming 100th anniversary of the day of consecration of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv (December 6), Ukrainian deputies addressed Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko with a request to facilitate the return of the church to the Roman Catholic community to "restore historical justice." The Institute of Religious Freedom reported this story.

The address was signed by V. Maryshchenko, R. Zvarych (Our Ukraine-National Self-Defense faction), O. Bodnar, E. Shyshkina, V. Babenko, R. Lukianchuk, V. Kamchatnyi (Motherland of Yulia Tymoshenko faction), and Taras Chornovil.

The address says that "the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church does not mind keeping the National House of Organ Music in the mentioned building after its return to the religious community until the question of its relocation is solved.";33290/