The invaders set up administration in a Catholic monastery in Mariupol
This is reported by CREDO.
The local administration of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, the administration of the city of Mariupol was created at the end of March. But the fact that they were located in a Catholic monastery became known only now.
This was reported by Father Pavlo Tomashevsky OSPPE: "Christ is risen! I got some sad news today. In our monastery, in Mariupol, the invaders made the administration of the "DPR" for the entire city!
I ask you to pray for our beautiful city, for its defenders and for the fact that we will be able to liberate our city and our shrine from the invaders," the priest wrote on Facebook.
In early March, Father PavloTomashevsky and Father Pavlo Tkachyk, who served in Mariupol, were able to evacuate from the blocked city. Some parishioners left with them. Now they are in the monastery of the parish of St. Nicholas in Kamianets-Podilsky.
Earlier it was reported that the monastery in Mariupol was looted. According to the bishop of the Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia, a Mesal was handed over from Mariupol.
"That's all that's left of the chapel," the Bishop said.
The city of Mariupol was blocked by Russian troops almost at the beginning of the war, on March 1. A real genocide of the Ukrainian people is taking place in the city. By the end of 2022, more than 10 thousand people may die from diseases and unbearable conditions in Mariupol. Since the end of April, the Ukrainian defenders of Mariupol have been blocked at the Azovstal steelworks.
In the dungeons of the Azovstal, which is being stormed by the Russian military, about 600 wounded remain in unsanitary conditions, without medicines, water and food.
Russia rejects all evacuation options.
As reported, Pope Francis has repeatedly called for the opening of humanitarian corridors with Azovstal. The pontiff asked Putin three times to open a humanitarian corridor to Mariupol. It was even proposed to evacuate people by boat under the flag of the Vatican.
Meanwhile, the petition of the wife of the commander of the Azov Regiment Kateryna Prokopenko calling for applying the extraction procedure for the Ukrainian military, who are blocked at Azovstal in Mariupol, has gained almost one and a half million signatures.
You can sign the petition here.