Patriarch Sviatoslav urged the children of Ukraine to pray for victory

18.08.2022, 10:00
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On the 175th day of Russia's war against Ukraine, the head of the UGCC spoke about the power of active prayer and urged children to pray for Ukraine, for the Ukrainian army, for victory.

The video message was shared by the UGCC Information Department.

On this day, His Beatitude Sviatoslav focused on one of the fundamental human rights — the right to education.

"One of a person's fundamental rights is the right to education, to acquire knowledge. The Church of Christ tries to affirm it and helps to realize it from its origins. Since the arrival of Christianity in these territories in the Kyivan state, the Church has always been a mother and teacher, and church institutions have always been the Centers of Education, Science and culture. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has always helped its children, who often in foreign countries could not get a public education, get knowledge, get access to the best schools and universities," the Bishop said.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav thanked the teachers and addressed the children. He recalled the moments that, in his opinion, touch everyone when children give their last funds, savings to help the front. "Our children play chess, draw, sing and collect money for the Ukrainian army. Recently, we were struck by the example of Serhiy, who spent the whole summer singing Ukrainian songs in Chernihiv and collected 64,000 hryvnias. This is about 1,500 euros! Serhiy, you are simply wonderful! Let this fervor of Ukrainian children inspire us, adults!" said the Patriarch of the UGCC.

"Children, let's be together! Love your parents, teachers, and Ukraine! And most importantly, children, love God and pray for your long-suffering homeland and the Ukrainian people!" His Beatitude Sviatoslav asked.