His Beatitude Lubomyr thanked everyone for the articles, commentaries and interviews regarding his resignation

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 15:37
"Recently I have received many greetings, comments, and even articles and interviews, turned on my person. My first wish was to meet each of you personally, shake your right hand and thank you for your benevolence. Unfortunately, this dream is not realizable. The second possibility - to write a few words of thanks to each of you. I do not exclude such a possibility, but it requires a lot of time and my words could reach the addressee, when everything is forgotten. So I am recurring to the only possible today solution: to express my thanks to all of you collegially using the Internet "- wrote in his thank you letter His Beatitude Lubomyr.
"Recently I have received many greetings, comments, and even articles and interviews, turned on my person. My first wish was to meet each of you personally, shake your right hand and thank you for your benevolence. Unfortunately, this dream is not realizable. The second possibility - to write a few words of thanks to each of you. I do not exclude such a possibility, but it requires a lot of time and my words could reach the addressee, when everything is forgotten. So I am recurring to the only possible today solution: to express my thanks to all of you collegially using the Internet "- wrote in his thank you letter His Beatitude Lubomyr. In his letter the author also assured everyone that he would pray for them: "May the Good Lord reward your kindheartedness. I will pray that God bestow upon you and your families many graces.” We would like to remind you that on February 10th at a press conference in Kyiv His Beatitude Lubomyr announced that on that day Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation from the office of Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. A request regarding this matter had been sent to the Holy Father by the Head of the UGCC when he turned 75 years of age. "Today, when I do not have as much strength, I would like to hand over the office to my successor, who will continue to work in a very efficient way. For it is not my work and I am not the key. The key is the Church, the goal of our work is service to the Church, and we try to do it as long as we can do it effectively, "- declared His Beatitude Lubomyr, explaining his decision. Information Department of the UGCC
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