I have a feeling that explosive injustice is accumulating in society, - UGCC Patriarch

05.05.2021, 13:05
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Our people can tolerate a lot except overt injustice.

This opinion was expressed by UGCC Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk in an interview with Ukrayinska Pravda.

"Our people can endure everything, and they can survive everything. But when someone really provokes an outburst of anger against injustice, the people won't hold back. Let's remember how the Maidan began. Maidan started because of the beating of children.

And now, an acute sense of injustice provoked the fact that millions of Ukrainians took to the streets. And I have a feeling that today this sentiment of injustice is accumulating again," the first hierarch said.

According to him, even the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, in its discussions, puts the topic of justice, in particular social justice, in the first place.

"And the reform of judicial proceedings, the reform of everything related to a fair trial – this is one of the key problems. I'll give you an example. You know, I communicate very closely with the families of the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. Because these are people to whom I personally promised that we would accompany them and not forget them. And we communicate with them. And the courts in which they participate, they just sometimes turn into torture.

A sense of injustice – well, how come it happens so?

We say today that we live in a post-truth world. But there is a natural sense of truth and falsehood. Some kind of instinctive sense of justice and injustice. Children and teenagers will tell you what is fair and what is not. Such things cannot be manipulated. Because this injustice will sooner or later strike the Ukrainian in the heart," the UGCC Patriarch stressed.