Patriarch Sviatoslav of the UGCC called on the faithful to intensify prayers for putting an end to violence against the innocent, for the establishment of social order and mutual understanding in Belarus.
This was reported by the website of the Synod of Bishops of the UGCC.
“In these dramatic days when the Belarusian people are fighting for their rights and freedoms, protecting their will, social justice and dignity, I am calling on all sons and daughters of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church to intensify prayers for the cessation of violence against the innocent, for the establishment of social order and accord among the Belarusian people, for peace and preserving the unity and integrity of the Belarusian state.
The Ukrainian people, who in modern times continue to fight, to protect and assert their freedom and dignity, know better than anyone how difficult it is to thoroughly purge themselves from the domination of the totalitarian past to be able to live in the freedom of the children of God, freely and responsibly developing their social and state existence.
Therefore, let the expression of our solidarity with the Belarusian people be a sincere and heartfelt prayer, which we will add to what we do every day at 21: 00 for peace and tranquility in Ukraine, that the Lord God have mercy on our peoples and grant them liberation and protection from visible and invisible opposing forces, healing and blessing!”, Patriarch Sviatoslav stressed.