Attitude of Sheptytsky to fascism spread in 1930s

Sheptytsky critically viewed the consequences of fascist ideological propaganda among the population. The Metropolitan condemned the propagation of acts of suicides during the Italian-Ethiopian War (1935-1936): "... rush to death for an idea, though this idea is not an ideal of justice or love."

The consistent criticism of fascist and Nazi ideology appeared on the pages of the Lviv Archdiocesan Information Centre, when there was published the letter-instruction of the Congregation of Catholic Seminaries and Universities entitled "Conviction of the Theory of Racism."