Head of the UGCC calls on the international community not to buy the goods Russia stole from Ukraine

09 June, 15:40
Catholics
Head of the UGCC calls on the international community not to buy the goods Russia stole from Ukraine - фото 1
Today, I appeal to the global community, to the conscience of people all over the world: do not buy that which was stolen from Ukraine! Otherwise, you become complicit in the crimes committed by the invaders in the Ukrainian land. This was stated by the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, in his daily address on the 106th day of Russia's war against Ukraine.

"Now we offer prayers," the Head of the UGCC added," for those people who have been captured by the enemy and have no other help, no other hope, but only for the Lord God and for the Christian conscience of all people of good will."

His Beatitude Sviatoslav noted that the situation of the civilian population in the occupied territories is tragic and is getting worse every day.

"It becomes obvious that Russia's war against Ukraine is Colonial in its nature. Once again, they are trying to turn Ukraine, which is almost in the heart of Europe, into a colony. This colonization war is accompanied by murders, rapes, robberies and, unfortunately, Russia exports and sells on the international market everything that it managed to loot in Ukraine," the Head of the UGCC said.

Patriarch Sviatoslav has noted that we have already reached the seventh day of the decade of missionary work. Today, God's Word tells us about prayer.

"Today, we pray together. Taught by the Holy Spirit, we pray in the name of Our Savior, in the name of Jesus to the father, crying out for one thing only – stopping the war and peace for Ukraine. We pray for the Ukrainian army. We pray that the Lord may stop the murderous hand of our enemies, for Ukraine has the right to defend itself, and our enemy has to be stopped to prevent more crimes," His Beatitude Sviatoslav believes.