Head of the UGCC calls on clergy to support the construction of a memorial to the Holodomor victims in Kyiv

18.02.2021, 11:50
Head of the UGCC calls on clergy to support the construction of a memorial to the Holodomor victims in Kyiv - фото 1
On February 16, 2021, the Curia of the Archdiocese of Kyiv hosted the reporting day of the annual activity of diocesan structures and protopresbyterian districts. The meeting was led by the head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Sviatoslav. Turning to the priests present, he called for supporting the project of the Holodomor Museum in Kyiv, noting that it depends on the clergy that the memory of our past was preserved so that our future does not repeat the mistakes of humanity so that the tears of hungry, powerless and thirsty people will no longer be shed.

"Cherish the memory of Holodomor victims in your communities. Let all parishes, priests and believers of our church support the construction of a Holodomor Memorial in Kyiv with their donations. This contribution will be a clear sign of love for our people and our native land," the head of the UGCC urged. His words were shared by the Information Department of the UGCC.

Patriarch Sviatoslav also asked that the clergy be the first to set an example of preserving memory: "therefore, I appeal to each of you, remember this bitter truth of our people. Talk about it to the faithful attorneys of your pastoral care. Teach people to cherish their past and teach them to take care of our history. Only together, when we unite around this great cause, will we be able to complete it qualitatively."

Therefore, the head of the church called on the clergy to tell the world about this project in various possible ways. It is important that this information is distributed in churches, on the internet, in social networks and instant messengers, thanks to all the latest technologies: "I ask every priest of our church to tell their parishioners about the memorial dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the victims of the Holodomor in Kyiv. After all, it will be a special place of memory, prayer and truth," the head of the UGCC stressed.

Earlier, His Beatitude Sviatoslav called for supporting the construction of the Holodomor victims ' museum with donations. The Primate of the UGCC noted that preserving the memory of the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 is a sacred duty of every Ukrainian and Christian. According to him, everyone's donation will turn into grains of truth that will help bring out of Oblivion a specific person who died during the terrible genocide.