Koncepcja wzajemnej tolerancji w myśli biskupa stanisławowskiego Hryhorija Chomyszyna. Przyczynek do relacji między katolikami obrządków greckokatolickiego i rzymskokatolickiego w II Rzeczypospolitej
Mutual tolerance concept in the thought of Stanisławów Bishop Hryhory Khomyshyn. A monograph on the realtions between catholics of Greek Catholic Church and Roman Catholic Church in the Second Polish Republic
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After World War I Ukrainian minority within the borders of the Second Polish Republic amounted to five million. The Poles were mainly concerned about rebuilding of the Polish state after gaining independence and the Ukrainians could not come to terms with the fact that they were subdued by a foreign power and did not have a state of their own. Both Poles and Ukrainians found themselves in a difficult situation living in the same territory. They could either continue to argue or they could try to find a way to reach a compromise satisfying for both sides of the conflict. Stanisławów Greek Catholic bishop Hryhory Khomyshyn was one of those who encouraged establishing good realtionships and broad tolerance. He based his actions on the rules of Catholic Chuch trying to bring the followers of the two rites – Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic – closer together. Bearing in mind the atrocities of World War I and the mutual antagonism Bishop Khomyshyn called for focusing on positivist work based on faith and religion rather than conflicts. He believed that Greek Catholic clergy and the Uniate Church should play a vital role in this process. His main goal was to bring about the reconciliation between the Poles and the Ukrainians and to protect them against the tragic results of spreading nationalism.
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