The Head of the UGCC Sviatoslav (Shevchuk): "I am not a feminist but the dignity of a man and a woman is equal"

Friday, 10 March 2017, 09:32
Every day is a good occasion to reveal your respect for a woman, said the Head of the UGCC His Beatitude Sviatoslav in the interview to the radio "Svoboda".

At the same time he didn't support either the feminist theories or celebrating March 8 as a holiday.

 "I am not a feminist because this theory contradistinguishes the genders.  According to the Christian anthropology, the dignity of a man and a woman is absolutely equal because it is based on the fact that  both a man and a woman were created by the image of God. But we also believe that a man and a woman are made for unity, not for contrasting," noted His Beatitude Sviatoslav in the talk in the Prague studio of the radio "Liberty". 

"We don't celebrate March, 8 but I believe that every day is a good occasion to reveal your respect for a woman, especially a woman-mother. One can not put only on women's shoulders the task to rear and raise children. Even more, the level of culture of a certain nation is determined by the level of respect for a woman," added the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholics.

March 8 in many countries is marked as the International Women's Day: some celebrate, others go to the marches for equal rights and against discrimination.

The Primate of the UGCC was in Prague with a visit on March 7-9, where he met the representatives of the local Ukrainian community, spiritual leaders and high officials of Czechia.

The main purpose of the visit  – presentation of the book "In Pilgrimage to Dignity and Freedom: Pastoral Word of His Beatitude Sviatoslav to the Faithful of the UGCC and All People of Good Will," which was published in Czech. The Czech edition was titled "Majdan a řeckokatolíci na Ukrajině» (Maidan and Greek Catholics in Ukraine.)

The UGCC Department of Information  according to the materials of




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