"Become the builders of the Kingdom of peace", bishops of Lviv to the faithful
Bishops of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches Lviv region on the Day of Memory and Reconciliation appealed to residents of Lviv region. This Galnet reported in the press service of the department staff Lviv Regional State Administration.
The letter signed by Archbishop and Metropolitan Church Lviv Igor (Voznyak), Metropolitan of Lviv and Sokal of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Dmytriy (Rudiuk), Lviv UAOC Metropolitan Macariy (Maletich), Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine and bishop of Lviv and Galicia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) Filaret (Kucherov).
"The world is the space and time where we can meet God, but we have so many adversaries, trying to disrupt this reverential mood, perturb peace in our hearts. Sometimes, tempted by the evil one, we become bearers of chaos and death of our neighbors’ dreams", state bishops.
"Today, from the depth of our hearts we urge all of you, dear brothers and sisters, to become the builders of the Kingdom of peace. Believe,it’s possible to do although difficult. Let us recall the words of Christ: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God,” and thinkhow happy we arethat so many God's children have been born to date- our soldiers, volunteers, who have become the keepers of our peace, protecting lives and integrity of our state.
Let’s say "Thank you!" to all our defenders who have returned from war with mental and physical wounds and are now living next to us, who are our relatives, neighbors ... Let us tell them somegreeting words and lift a prayer for them and their families in the temple of the Lord God together".