UGCC Bishops Urge to Pray for Presidential Elections

6 May 2014, 09:37 | Religion and policy | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

vuboru.jpgThe Synod of UGCC published a letter, urging Ukrainians to "actively support these crucial elections (Presidential elections are scheduled for May 25), and faithfully take part in them."

The bishops emphasized that in the modern history of independent Ukraine there has not been a campaign held in such dramatic circumstances as this one. Therefore, the hierarchy stress that we need to unite all healthy forces of society and institutions more than ever.

They asked the candidates, their parties and representatives to "act honestly, transparently and responsibly, do not use loud, hollow and deceptive slogans but present a truthful
program of necessary reforms in Ukraine.

The UGCC bishops called on all members of election commissions for "responsible and honest fullfillment their tasks not to become co-authors of fraud or manipulation of the will of citizens. "No one - neither in Ukraine nor globally - should have any doubts regarding the respect of democratic principles in future elections," said the hierarchy of the UGCC.

The bishops offer clergy after every Liturgy to pray the prayer of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky for a better fate for Ukraine and to pray daily for future elections. The letter was published by the UGCC Information Department.

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    • leon | 25 September 2016, 10:14

      the first conference is its only conference

    • leon | 25 September 2016, 10:12

      Look after ukrainian flock first

    • viktor | 24 September 2016, 23:22

      Wales is not hungry for the gospel at all. Greek, Romanians, Russians are not interested in each other what so ever. Ukrainian Catholics have no interest in the orthodox. Ukrainian Catholics are

    • Іван Атаманчук | 22 September 2016, 21:05

      для чого все це робиться. щоб знову щось урвати чи списати податки.по крайній мірі в калуському р-н івано-франківської обл. я інвалід війни 1гр.кат.А,,отримав двічі офіційну відповідь від голови

    • Леонтій | 22 September 2016, 11:43

      Р. S. А что вот по поводу, скажем, (тех или иных) "нацдвижек" думает и считает Господь Бог? А, может, порой именно через такие события и исполняются на земле воля и планы Божьи? Как это

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