Head of the Council of Bishops' Conferences of Europe congratulated His Beatitude Sviatoslav on the anniversary of his enthronement

Head of the Council of Bishops' Conferences of Europe congratulated His Beatitude Sviatoslav on the anniversary of his enthronement - фото 1
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe, congratulated His Beatitude Sviatoslav on the 10th anniversary of his patriarchal ministry.

In his letter, the head of the European Episcopate thanked the Head of the UGCC for "serving the faithful of your Church throughout the world and the Catholic Church in Europe."

Cardinal Bagnasco noted that the vocation of His Beatitude Sviatoslav "was formed in a land brutally ruled by an atheistic dictatorship," and today, as the Head of the UGCC, "you carry out your mission with great fidelity, guiding those entrusted to you confidently and wisely."

The President of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe also expressed his closeness and prayerful support to the Head of the UGCC "at this special time when your country is suffering from war and a pandemic."

“I ask the Lord for the grace of the Holy Spirit for you, that your service may be fruitful with gracious gifts. I entrust you, your aspirations and service to the Lord through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin."