Sheptytsky about the principles of his activities in political life

His activity, which in general can be considered as a political one, Sheptytsky deduced from the peculiarities of his episcopacy: "... and under the law, that is entitled ‘the law of replacement,’ bishops are called to those functions and have such an influence that secular leaders of the nation have in other places."

"For me it was a principle: their right to find in me a father who, to the best of his strength, will support them in all the rights that they possess to establish justice."