The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

FAMINE VICTIMS, Brussels, Belgium

Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation (UCEF)
Chicago, Illinois
News-October 7, 2002


A liturgy in memory of the victims of the Soviet-imposed famine in Ukraine (1932-1933) was held in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of the Mother of God and St. Volodymyr in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on 6 October 2002.

This was done on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the famine.

Bishop Michel Hrynchyshyn, apostolic exarch for Ukrainian Greek Catholics in France, Switzerland and the Benelux countries, called upon all Ukrainians "to unite and support independent Ukraine, which is on its way of building a democratic society."

The ambassador of Ukraine to Belgium, heads of Ukrainian civic organizations, as well as representatives of the embassy, Ukraine's mission in NATO, and the Ukrainian diaspora, were present at the liturgy.