Oksana Zabuzhko thanked the Pope Францискf for prayer for Ukraine. Photo – screenshot from facebook
Pope Francis has made, perhaps, the two things that I wanted to shake his hand. Decided to thank for the “prayer for Ukraine” in January 2014 (when released the pigeons happened to all the memorable incident with a crow and a Seagull). (After the Pontiff symbolically released doves of peace to stop violence in Ukraine – they were attacked by other birds Gazeta.ua). And notabene in the information war.
This was written on the page in Facebook the writer and philosopher Oksana Zabuzhko. The audience with Pope Francis took place in the Greek-Catholic Cathedral of St. Sophia in Rome in the framework of awarding the laureates of the award are blessed Omelyan Kovch. Also posted a video.
“What kind of rules can be deduced: the choice between “universal” and “Ukrainian” choose “Ukrainian”. For “universal “, in 99 cases out of 100, there will be someone to take care of without you, but for the “Ukrainian” – 99 times out of 100 times no, sorry. For the “condemnation of the fake” thanked, after me, another winner of the award of blessed Omelyan Kovch – Timothy Snyder, so you need a “signal” was still enjoyed! “- wrote Zabuzhko.
Shared impressions from the meeting with the Pontiff..
“I have to say, it’s a very strange experience a few minutes of dialogue with someone who’s still endowed with almost the biggest power on the planet – without any “divisions” (still remember the Stalin angrily: “And how many divisions has the Pope?”). When you realize that you have just two minutes to signal the one who gets thousands of requests every day, about something really important,” wrote Oksana Zabuzhko.
The writer also noted that on January 28, Pope Francis stood in Italy for Ukrainian zarobitchanok, calling their work “charitative mission”.
“I think that’s more than any of the European politicians made simultaneously for any group of migrants. Ukrainians of Italy had the day reason to cry out to the Holy Father at the exit of the Church,” Viva Papa!”And “DYA-ku-ye-mo!”I don’t know (didn’t have time to see) how it sounded in our media, but, good, this news needs to be among the top,” said the writer.
Award named Omelyan Kovch awarded annually for significant contributions to the development of Ecumenical dialogue, dialogue of cultures and peoples, interreligious and interethnic harmony, charity, and personal life example of sacrifice and humanism.
The Committee noted the outstanding literary work and citizenship Oksana Zabuzhko, honest and truthful story of the author about the native people who became his voice in the world and expressive word in defense of national dignity and universal human rights.