"Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv regions are where most of the innocent children's blood was spilt," - Head of UGCC

29 September, 14:20
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The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine officially claims that today 396 died in Ukraine. Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv regions are where most of the innocent children's blood was spilt. The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, said it in his daily address on the 218th day of the full-scale war that the Russian occupier brought to our peaceful Ukrainian land.

According to the Primate, over the past day, the entire front line has been on fire again, and the enemy has used all types of weapons against our even peaceful cities and villages.

"But most of all, this morning, our hearts ache for the city of Dnipro, where this night the enemy deliberately hit residential areas. There are many dead and wounded. There are even children among the dead," said the Head of the Church.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav noted that a UN monitoring mission has been stationed in Ukraine these days to tirelessly record the terrible war crimes of the Russian invader. "And recently, the whole world was shocked by the statement of Mr. Rosemary di Carlo, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, that the UN has never recorded such a large number of war crimes," he added.

"But Ukraine stands! Ukraine is fighting! Ukraine is praying!" said the spiritual leader.

On this day, the Primate reflected on the following important principle of the resilience of the Ukrainian people, which is spontaneously shown by the sons and daughters of our motherland, defending it: it is not ideas that change the world, but deeds.

"It is not enough to have good thoughts, ideas, and wishes," says His Beatitude Sviatoslav. "Every good thought, the good intention needs, first of all, a kind heart, in which it wants to settle, and hence hardworking hands that would turn this idea into a good deed."

The spiritual leader of the UGCC pointed out that wise deeds change the world for the better, according to a Ukrainian saying.

The head of the Church noted: "We see how in peaceful cities and villages during the war, people feel that they cannot sit idly by, even when they are forced to stay in bomb shelters. However, it is not enough to do anything. We need to implement certain principles that the honest and life-giving Cross of the Lord brought to our lands, the sign of Christian wisdom that we now worship and the whose wisdom we are to live up."

The head of the Church claims that he watches our people in these dramatic moments and is surprised by their wisdom, which is filled with their heart, and, therefore, by the wisdom that manifests itself in specific cases.

"If we do good together, then we can survive. Our resilience becomes a wise thing, and a wise thing adds resilience to us. Ukrainians today are indestructible because they realize that they defend the truth, their right to freedom, and sacrifice themselves for peace and goodness," the head of the UGCC stressed.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav thanked all those in Ukraine and other countries who tirelessly do good and wise deeds, showing their sincere heart.