Sviatoslav Shevchuk consecrates place for future monument to Holodomor victims in Washington
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), as part of his visit to USA, consecrated the land plot allocated in Washington for the construction of the monument to the victims of Holodomor in Ukraine.
The hierarch led a prayer service in the Church of the Holy Family. In addition, the primate had a number of meetings with congressmen and representatives of the US State Department, and met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in USA, Oleksandr Motsyk.
Patriarch Sviatoslav also gave an interview to Myroslava Gongadze on the TV program Chas-Time. “Our Church is global and in each place where a Ukrainian heart is beating, a heart of a Ukrainian pastor is beating as well… Today, our Church plays in the society the role of a moral authority, which we tried to present step by step. In addition, our Church is a powerful voice of Ukraine and Ukrainians all over the world,” said Patriarch Sviatoslav.
On November 18, in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York, the head of UGCC led a memorial service for the repose of the victims of Holodomor.