Catholic Religious Protest in Ukraine

: Priests walk between a line of riot police and protesters barricades (not pictured) on Grushevsky Street near European square in central Kiev on January 28, 2014. Ukrainian lawmakers scrapped on January 28 draconian anti-protest laws that have angered the opposition, in a move aimed at bringing a deadly two-month standoff to an end. Applause broke out in parliament including from opposition benches after the vote, which passed with 361 deputies in favour and two against. AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOV

Priests walk between a line of riot police and protesters barricades (not pictured) on Grushevsky Street near European square in central Kiev on January 28, 2014. Ukrainian lawmakers scrapped on January 28 draconian anti-protest laws that have angered the opposition, in a move aimed at bringing a deadly two-month standoff to an end. Applause broke out in parliament including from opposition benches after the vote, which passed with 361 deputies in favour and two against. AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOV

Bishops, priests, nuns and lay brothers have been in the middle of protests in the main square of the Ukrainian capital.

“The overall and enduring atmosphere on the square is peaceful non-violence,” reports Nazar. “There is no alcohol allowed. There is prayer every hour. There is no retaliation for the violence — and now five killings — by the special forces, except the stones to keep them at a distance. You really have to be impressed with the nature of this revolution.”

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Great overview on Catholic World Report.

 

 

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