UGCC hierarchs express their condolences over the terrorist attack in Nice

30 October, 09:10
Ukraine and world
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On behalf of bishops, clergy and laity of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church all over the world, the Head of the UGCC, Patriarch Sviatoslav, expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack committed on October 29 in the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary in Nice.

This is reported by the Information Department of the UGCC.

"We pray for the victims of the terrorist attack, for the Christian community and all residents of the city of Nice, as well as for all Catholics and all citizens of France," goes the letter of condolences to Archbishop Eric de Moulin-Beaufort, President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of France.

"The escalation of hatred and violence around the world urges us to remember the example of Our Savior. The Son of God came to this world to show his solidarity with everyone, and especially with those who suffer from violence and injustice. Today we are in the unity of the Holy Spirit," the head of the UGCC assures.

He noted that terrorism and hybrid warfare have been causing suffering to Ukraine for almost seven years. "Despite this pain, we see how God holds us together and gives us hope," His Beatitude Sviatoslav said.

During the global political and medical crisis, social and moral problems, the head of the UGCC called on the French to never doubt that Christ is among them and with them.

As RISU has reported, on October 29, near the Cathedral of the Virgin in Nice in the south of France, a man, who was almost immediately detained, attacked people staying in the church with a knife. As a result of the terrorist attack, three people were killed, and several others were injured.