Anti-Semitism is anti-Christianity, declared the Greek-Catholic Bishop of Lemberg, Dr. Jan Butchko, in a recent interview with Chwila, Lemberg Jewish newspaper.
“The fight against anti-Semitism is a fight for the defense of Christianity,” he stated. “I personally warn all the faithful in my sermons against anti-Semitism.”
The Polish cleric condemned “the barbarous attacks on the sorely-tried Jewish inhabitants of the villages” in Eastern Galicia and charged that the terrorism had been “organized by anti-Semitic agitators.”
“The villagers who are themselves poor,” he added, “are really very good-natured. I hope that the relations between the peasants and the Jews will improve and that both will live together in friendship and peace.”