Вітання з Чернівців, Едвард!
Thank you 李勇进! In the old days, people have built better than now ...
The church was built in 1772 by Adam Myszka Choloniewski, a member of the Polish nobility. The Polish population was forced out at the conclusion of WWII and the church used for storage of building materials. Local citizens contributed to the destruction; almost all of the sculptures from the main altar were removed, sawn into bits and burnt.
Former and now-resettled Polish inhabitants of Łopatyn organized the Association for the Restoration of the Church (Stowarzyszenie Odnowienia Kościoła w Łopatynie) in 2005. Thanks to their own contribution of funds, in cooperation with the Higher Vocational School in Nysa and with the support of the Polish Senate, the roof and facade were renovated.
Since 2006, work is continuing. The Ministry of Culture has allocated funds for the maintenance and reconstruction of damaged historic murals depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary by Stanisław Stroiński. The first phase of the restoration of the roof of the chancel has also been completed. The main altar houses a copy of the image of Our Lady of Łopatyn - a gift from the former Polish citizens. The original, thought to be a miraculous Image, was saved from destruction and now resides in Wojcice in Poland.
That smacks a bit of propaganda. The government and not the local citizens has contributed to the destruction! The Ukrainian population was forced out from other part of Galicia, what belongs now to Pole, too...
Fantastic shot !
Very good photo ! Like it ! !!
Thank you so much my dear ...
thank you 정인우!
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Photo taken in Lopatyn, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
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