Reaction of the Metropolitan on the murder of I. Babiy
The Metropolitan severely condemned the murder of the director of the Gymnasium, Ivan Babiy, by a member of the OUN in July 1934.
Sheptytsky wrote: "Director Babiy became the victim of Ukrainian terrorists, trembling horror shocked all people. Murdering for no reason, except because they did not like the educational activity of the deceased. It was an obstacle in the criminal act of dragging middle-school youth into secret work. [...] the holy cause cannot be served with bloody hands.”