The war in Ukraine shows the world that one can never call evil good, and good evil, - the Head of the UGCC

25.03.2022, 14:26
The war in Ukraine shows the world that one can never call evil good, and good evil, - the Head of the UGCC - фото 1
You can never compromise with evil. And indifference to this question, to the need to distinguish good from evil, kills. And we see it today in our homeland. His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church emphasized in his daily address on the 30th day of the Russian war against Ukraine.

It is already the 30th day, the Primate of the UGCC noted, that the Russians are attacking and killing our people. Russian aggression is taking lives, destroying our cities and villages. Every night Russian missiles, hailstones, bombs fall on the heads of peaceful Ukrainians…

But Ukraine is fighting! And with our struggle, our steadfastness, we raise many questions. "Is there such a thing today, the bishop asks, what should a man give his life for?" Is there an objective inviolable truth that can be the meaning of your life? Is there really an objective undeniable evil that must be fought against?

In the opinion of the Head of the Church, in modern culture, which is called the culture of post-truth, good and evil are mixed into one. People do not see the difference between what gives life and what kills. Sometimes it seems that the will of an evil dictator lays claim to the objective truth, and the people who stand for the truth can be sentenced to death by the millions.

“The Ukrainian fight, the war in Ukraine, poses deep moral questions before the world, which say that one can never call evil good, and good evil”, His Beatitude Sviatoslav emphasized.

Therefore, we say that today the war of Russia against Ukraine has a great spiritual dimension. It is a great opposition of the newest manifestation of good – the God's truth, and evil - the devil and his angels.

The Primate noted that today the whole world will turn its attention to Ukraine and Russia, because all over the world we, together with the Holy Father, will consecrate them to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

What does it mean? "It means that it is never possible to reach an agreement, to cooperate with this evil that is coming out of Russia today. And that is why we must pray for its conversion, for the eradication of that evil, so that it, as the Mother of Fatima said, does not destroy other states, does not become the cause of another world war. As Christians, we have a duty to pray for our enemies”, the Head of the UGCC explained.

Thus, we consecrate Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, because today we really need the good to win.