The Head of the UGCC thanked the IAEA for stepping up efforts to demilitarize the Zaporizhzhia NPP
The video appeal was shared by the Information Department of the UGCC.
"I want to thank the representative of the Apostolic Capital at the UN for openly condemning the Russian militarization of a peaceful atom in Ukraine and the creation of a threat to the whole of Europe and the world," said the Primate. "Let the voice of the Catholic Church be the voice of truth in a modern world that is akin to a raging sea."
In his address, the Head of the Church said that the biggest tragedy is currently unfolding around the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
"The whole world was shocked by the words of the Russian genera:l "That land, Zaporizhzhia, will either be Russian or we'll turn it into a radioactive desert"... Everyone was also quite shocked that the representative of Russia that the Russian Federation admitted to militarizing this nuclear power plant and that it refuses to withdraw its troops from this zone. And yesterday, in one day, the nuclear power plant was shelled four times! Cities and villages of the Dnipropetrovsk region are burning... There are many killed and wounded."
On this day, His Beatitude Sviatoslav continued his reflections on a just and free Ukrainian state and considered the third principle of successful state building — the principle of solidarity. According to the Head of the Church, today, we experience the principle of solidarity as a life-giving way of helping each other in war conditions, when Ukrainian communities all over the world stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and try to help with everything they can when we open our homes to the those in need, displaced people. And we really save our neighbors in the most difficult moments of their life.
“This Christian solidarity makes society humane and just, where no one feels abandoned or rejected, regardless of one's wealth; being active or infirm and in need of society's care and assistance. Let this principle become the key to the unity and victory of Ukrainians in this unjust war!" The Primate of the UGCC said.
"God bless Ukraine! God bless the children and millions of Ukrainians who were forced to leave their homes during these months. Bless our people in Donetsk, for there is a mandatory evacuation now. Lord, bless the Ukrainian army and grant Ukraine Your just peace!" His Beatitude Sviatoslav concluded.