We saw atrocities of Russians who put women and children on tanks, covering with them like human shield, - Head of the UGCC
His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said this in his daily military appeal.
“Today is Monday, February 28, and I am sending you words of blessing from our capital city, from the capital of Ukraine, my native Ukrainian Kyiv," said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
The Head of the Church noted that we are experiencing the fifth day of an inhuman, brutal war. These days we have witnessed the heroism of our soldiers, we have seen the courage of our people, we have even seen how older people lay down under tanks to keep them out of their village and city, how people from all villages went out to close the road to tanks invading Ukraine.
“Yet, we stand. We stand in prayer for our army, for our Motherland, for our long-suffering Ukrainian people, in which today, according to the UN, there are almost four hundred thousand refugees in just five incomplete days”, he noted.
He reminded that today is the first day of Lent in many of our communities living according to the Gregorian calendar. "I promise you that this fast will be special for you, because together we are on the way to Easter and it will happen because our Easter is the risen Lord Jesus Christ”.
The Head of the Church expressed gratitude to the Holy Father, who yesterday turned again from the window of the Apostolic Palace and strongly condemned the war in Ukraine. He strongly condemned those who, starting a war against other nations, are fighting against their own people.
He also thanked all those who expressed a desire to help Ukraine and organize various types of assistance