Ukrainian Greco - the Catholic church and the Ukrainian orthodox church of the Kiev patriarchy blessed an icon with the image of the Virgin and the baby Jesus over a football field with symbols of the countries - owners of the European Football Championship of 2012 of Ukraine and Poland.
About it it is spoken in the message published on the official website of Kolomyysko - the Chernovitsky diocese of UGKTs.
The ceremony took place on October 8 in Colomye Ivano - Frankovsky area.
"To bring the Ukrainian Christian spirit and national color in carrying out football tournament of Euro-2012 tried in Kolomye on October 8", - it is told in the message.
To bless an icon there arrived the bishop Kolomyysko - the Chernovitsky diocese Nikolay (Symkaylo) and the priest of UPTs (KP).
According to the bishop Nikolay, this icon has sign character and shows an image of the specific person on carrying out CHE-2012 through a prism of Christian consciousness.
"I note that I don't find heresy in this icon and therefore came to bless a plan of two initiative people. Certainly, for us it something new also causes attention, but as a whole a plan of this project good" - the bishop told.
The artist Vasily Stefurak wrote an icon, as the second initiator the director Raguli Vasidze acted.
"Likely, from this minute we already have no doubt that the football championship in Ukraine will take place. Recently flow of negative information is felt: will select - won't select at Ukraine Euro-2012, and here such positive it isn't enough therefore we should unite and do planned", - Stefurak told.
During a festive event its participants also connected the improvised football field which knots, according to them, symbolize association of the cities of Ukraine from ropes.