The First Steps of Freedom - 50th anniversary of the liberation of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj from Soviet labour camps, talk by Monsignor Iwan Dacko
The First Steps of Freedom – 50th anniversary of the liberation of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj from Soviet labour camps, talk by Monsignor Iwan Dacko, PhD, Friday, February 15, 7.00PM, at the Ukrainian Institute in London
February 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj, Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, who was sent to a Soviet concentration camp in 1945, where he subsequently spent 18 years in a number of prisons and labour camps across Siberia and over other hostile parts the Soviet Union, persecuted for his faith. He was liberated in 1963, thanks to the efforts of Pope John XXIII and President J.F. Kennedy, following the Cuban missile crisis. Monsignor Iwan Dacko, who was personal secretary to the Patriarch for nearly a decade, will focus his talk on the first weeks of the Patriarch’s life after being released. Rev. Iwan Dacko is Head of the St Clement Institute in Rome, affiliated to the Ukrainian Catholic University.
The talk will be held in Ukrainian
All Welcome. Free Admission
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