St. Cyril’s and St. Andrew’s Churches Not Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

3 August 2010, 14:47 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Andr_1_1.jpgUNESCO did not add St. Cyril’s and Andrew’s churches of Ukraine to the World Heritage List. According to the press secretary of UNESCO Sue Williams, Ukraine did not give enough materials to the committee. “Thus, we gave the representatives from Ukraine more time to prepare the materials,” she added.

As informs the website Svidomo, the current session of UNESCO will also review the question of transferring St. Sophia Cathedral to the so-called “blacklist” – a list of properties that are in danger.

This problem was brought to attention after activists against construction in the historic part of Kyiv appealed to UNESCO with a letter describing the chaotic and unlawful construction in the buffer zone of the monuments.

Кирилівська_церква1.jpgAt the 34th session of UNESCO only state officials will represent Ukraine. No representatives of the civil society will be present.

“If Ukraine ends up on the ‘blacklist,’ then it will join with such countries as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Yemen, Congo, and other countries of the world that could not save their natural and historic monuments from ruination,” the message states.

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    • Roma Hayda | 14 July 2017, 18:46

      Excellent analysis with important historical and faith based references. Our faith asks us to forgive (and we must), but it does not ask for amnesia. The Servant of God Andrey Sheptytsky was a strong

    • Ігор Мицько | 12 July 2017, 15:08

      А мільярди Владіміра Путіна посідають особливе місце у Банку Ватикана.

    • Ігор Мицько | 4 July 2017, 11:26

      Робота ГРУ перед зустріччю кремлівського уродця з Трампом.

    • ustavschyk | 3 July 2017, 17:12

      Який "пастирський візит"?! Леонардо Кардинал Сандрі ніякий 'пастир' для УГКЦ, навіть брати до уваги що він префект Конгрегації проти - пробачте, 'для' Східних Церков.

    • Ron Feledichuk | 28 June 2017, 16:27

      And yet so many Ukrainians are under the russian imposed belief that the russian orthodox church is their Mother church including some of my own family in Canada!

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