Ukrainian MPs propose to start assemblies with a prayer

20 July 2017, 11:23 | Religion and policy | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Several members of the Ukrainian parliament registered a bill on changes in the rules of procedure. He presupposes that the opening of each plenary session in Parliament, the prayer "Our Father," should be read, reported on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada.

 

Who will read the prayer the MPs themselves or an invited priest is s yet unclear, since the text of the bill has not yet been published, there is only data on its registration (July 13) and authorship.

 

Among the initiators are parliamentarians Oksana Bilozir, Pavlo Unguryan, Oleg Berezyuk, Valery Dubil, Yuriy Miroshnychenko, Andriy Shipko, Mykola Lavryk, Yuriy Soloveyev, and Yuriy Pavlenko.

 

In the Ukrainian society a grand discussion developed regarding this bill. Some religious leaders, among them Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret, support this idea but there are many voices that stress the line between the State and Church according to the Ukrainian Constitution. 

 

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    • Ivan Kaszczak | 11 October 2017, 16:36

      Nomenclature is often problematic. I am in communion with the successor of St. Peter either he be in Rome or elsewhere. I belong to the one, holy, catholic and Apostolic church. Sometimes this church

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    • Andrew Sorokowski | 11 October 2017, 15:37

      I suppose one has to discern what one's interlocutor is really asking. Depending on this, one may honestly reply that one is Catholic, or Orthodox. If one is speaking with an intellectually curious

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      Дай-то Бог! Ласково просимо!

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