"Today  Ukraine needs a common vision of itself and its future", the Head of the UGCC

07 November, 08:48
Catholics
"Today  Ukraine needs a common vision of itself and its future", the Head of the UGCC - фото 1
One of the great shortcomings of Ukrainian society today is that we have a narrow consciousness and no sense of common good that would consolidate everyone.

This opinion was expressed by the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav in the radio program "Zhadan Speaks" of "Radio NV".

"The Church always teaches to seek the truth, and when you find it, to defend it, to follow it. Today, Ukraine needs a single common vision of itself and its future, which would be shared by all," said the spiritual leader of Ukrainians.

The Primate noted that society is always based on the awareness of the common good. "In particular, the Christian community," he said, "educates a person to feel the common good, not the good of a lobby group, not the interests of a particular political party."

That common good, His Beatitude Sviatoslav assures, is precisely the fruit of the experience of the community. That is why the Church encourages her laity to take part in both social and political life. And then look for such good, which is convenient for everyone, not just for a narrow group.

"At the same time," he added, "the Church cannot become a 'church of a party.' The church must be a mother to all. There may be leftists, rightists and centrists in the church community, but everyone should feel that the Church is their mother and teacher.”