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Ukraine and Poland’s Message of Reconciliation: ‘We Forgive and Ask Forgiveness’

Maxym MarusenkoArchbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the head of the Catholic bishops’ conference of Poland, Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kjiv, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and Polish President Andrzej Duda during commemorating the victims of the Volyn tragedy at the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Lutsk, Ukraine July 9, 2023.

COMMENTARY: The words spoken this month by Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kjiv, at a joint event marking the 80th anniversary of the Volhynia massacre, were carefully chosen for their historical resonance.