“I will tell you frankly that I am very pleased with the fact that there are so few radical manifestations on Maidan or in generally in society. Instead, the peace that continues is really a manifestation of the great maturity, great morals of our society. It’s not that the society is frightened – it is not afraid, but it does not want to commit injustice, does not want to inflict pain on others,” said Rector Fr. Bohdan Prakh, commenting on EuroMaidan on the air on EspresoTV.
In an interview with Anton Borkovsky, Fr. Bohdan said that the whole world is watching the developments in Ukraine, and that what is happening on Maidan has received a certain response from the international community. In the opinion of the rector of UCU, Ukraine not only can accept European values, but can also offer Europe its spirituality and morality.
“Europe sees the Maidan, youth, joy, spirituality, and prayer on Maidan, and praises what it sees. I see that Europe is starting to change its values in the context of Maidan. And we will continue talking about this, how Europe needs our Maidan,” said Fr. Bohdan.
Fr. Bohdan Prakh also spoke out about the university students, who were among the first in Ukraine to demonstrate against the suspension of the European integration process in Ukraine. The university supported the fact that the students and staff expressed their opinions, because it is their right. When speaking to the youth on the EuroMaidan in Lviv, Fr. Bohdan Prakh saw among them those who will soon have leading roles in the state and will continue to change the society.
“When from the scene I looked at these young faces, I rejoiced. The young people who were born in a free Ukraine – they are responsible for the future of the country. I see that they do not run away from responsibility. They participate. They do not know how to do it, they are just children, but they come together, they want to support what’s happening, they realize that without them it cannot happen. It fills my heart with joy. At UCU we want to educate leaders. Leaders who with pure hearts, who with some meditation – theological or historical – can lead either NGOs or say political parties, or even the whole country,” said the rector of UCU.