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Side Lines -- Juozas Bulka

Side Lines: Juozas Bulka
How do you relax? What are your hobbies? I relax while tending flowers. I study landscape design.

What is your biggest fear?
Most of all, I fear being disappointed in the people I now trust.

What is your worst vice or extravagance?
Perhaps my rigid and uncompromising stance on the things I believe.

What was the best day of your life?
When I was ordained in 1987.

What is your biggest challenge or obstacle? The unwillingness of some people to make their own lives better.

Which living person do you most despise? No man on Earth is worthy of contempt. There is some good in everyone.

What would people be surprised to know about you? That I sometimes speak to plants as if they were actual people.

What is your greatest regret?
I regret nothing. Perhaps only not becoming a priest in my youth.

What has been your greatest achievement or accomplishment? Those 16 young priests who consider themselves my pupils and followers.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I dream about working in a museum dedicated to Pope John Paul II in the village of Paryzh, which I am going to found. If I don't live to see that happen, my place will be in the churchyard of St. Hanna in Mosar.