The National Security Committee recommended that the Verkhovna Rada adopt a bill on military chaplaincy

04 March, 11:48
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On March 3, 2021, a meeting of the Committee for National Security, Defense and Intelligence was held, which considered the draft law of Ukraine "On Military Chaplaincy" No. 4626, which provides for the regulation of the activities of military chaplains.

Based on the results of consideration, the Committee decided to recommend that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopt this draft law as a basis.

This was reported by the Synodal Department of Military Clergy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

As RISU has reported, in Ukraine, this is the first experience when a church (religious organization), at the call of the soul and the invitation of the state, takes its place in the ranks with its faithful while performing a particularly important and dangerous task.

On the eve of the creation of the military clergy service in the Armed Forces, commissioners from churches and religious organizations for cooperation with the Armed Forces and other military formations of Ukraine assured the military that they are ready: "To be everything for everyone, equal among equals, regardless of age, rank or denomination. Take care of the space of dignity for a person in the form in which he becomes a skilled commander, subordinate, military specialist, twin brother, father or mother, a person in the likeness of God – a defender of Ukraine."

As the chaplains note: "Today, more than ever, there is a need for the pastoral care of the military. It is their spiritual endurance and strength that makes them invincible and noble in a just struggle for their land. At this difficult time for our country, we would like to assure you of our support and prayer. Military chaplains are ready to work for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to maintain their high spirit and confidence in victory," the chaplains' appeal to the military says.