Roman Catholic Bishops published appeal on Independence Day of Ukraine
In their appeal on the occasion of Independence Day of Ukraine the Roman Catholic bishops asked for the soonest stabilization in Ukraine and for spiritual, moral and material growth.
“This year's Independence Day celebrations are held in our state in emergency conditions. Lack of understanding and agreement between the Ukrainians and encroachments on the part of neighbors, internal strife and military operations in the country – all of those urge us to a special prayer for Ukraine, its inhabitants and neighbors.
Let us ask the Lord, through the intercession of Virgin Mary, the Queen of the World, that all who influence the fate of Ukraine, including us, may open the doors of their hearts to know the truth that frees from the snare of evil and leads to a happy life. We entrust the issues of quick stabilization in Ukraine and of the spiritual, moral and material growth to the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel”, goes the appeal signed by Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, Chairman of the Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops of Ukraine on August 11. The document was published by the Catholic Media Center.