In Mexico I was asking the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for Ukraine, - bishop Mykhailo Bubniy during a presentation of a book about Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sunday, 11 July 2021, 14:58
July 8, 2021 at the initiative of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Paul Publishing House a presentation of a book “Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love” was held at Rosen’s Chapel in Lviv.

Among the participants were bishop Mykhailo Bubniy, exarch of Odesa and administrator of Crimea exarchate of the UGCC, head of the Patriarchal Curia Commission on Monasticism, archbishop and metropolitan of RCC Mieczysław Mokrzycki, Vasyl Yefremchuk, editor-in-chief of St. Paul Publishing House and others. A moderator of the meeting was Fr. Ihor Boyko, rector of Lviv Seminary of the Holy Spirit.

Fr. Ihor Boyko mentioned that the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Guadalupe is a sign of Love of the Mother of Hope and Life to predominantly pagan’s continent. He also said that the Rosen’s Chapel is a symbolic place of the Knights of Columbus in Ukraine – in 2012 the first community of the Knight was born there.

Bishop Mykhailo Bubniy in his remarks encouraged everyone to read a book about Our Lady of Guadalupe and also shared his impressions from his pilgrimage to Mexico. As for him honoring Virgin Mary in Mexico is special and extraordinary. “Her miraculous image in Guadalupe is not created by people”.

The exarch of Odesa told that he visited Mexico to ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for Ukraine in time of a gory war in Donbas. “I was delegated and blessed by His Beatitude Sviatoslav to make this pilgrimage”.

The evening finished with praying rosary dozen times, led by bishops Mykhailo Bubniy and Mieczysław Mokrzycki.

The UGCC Department for Information


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