Lviv, Ukraine - November 2017 - On 10 November, the liturgical function was celebrated with a bishop's funeral for Salesian bishop Andriy Sapelak. He passed away on November 6, aged 97. The celebration was presided by His Beatitude mons. Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Archbishop Major and Head of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine, in concelebration with 10 bishops from various Ukrainian eparchies. In the presence of the Salesian Family and the relatives of the deceased, the Archbishop Major recalled all the richness of the personality and work of Msgr Sapelak. He invited the Salesian Ukrainians to faithfully continue their mission, first implanted by the early Salesian patriarchs who, despite their advanced age, had the courage to go to a post-Soviet country, politically and economically weak, poor and emptied both morally and religiously. The words of condolence on behalf of the Rector Major were delivered by Fr Tadeusz Rozmus, Councilor of the Salesian Region of North Central Europe, on Extraordinary Visit to the Ukrainian Circumscription.