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Pope John Paul II’s message to Ukrainians remains relevant to this day

Pope John Paul II visited Ukraine in 2001 when Leonid Kuchma, the man who tried to balance between Moscow and the West, was still in power and the Ukrainian people were still prey to a post-colonial syndrome with an inferiority complex towards their Russian neighbors.  This is why, when the Polish pope visited Ukraine, he […]