Head of UGCC would like to meet with Patriarch Kirill to relieve tension

1 April 2011, 13:20 | Interchurch relations | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Svyatoslav.jpgIn an interview to Left Bank, in response to the question whether he would like to meet with Patriarch Kirill and what he would say to him, the new head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav, said that the best way to communicate is to be open in a brotherly dialogue, be open to the purification of our memory, to ask for forgiveness and to forgive.

"I would like very much to visit him and hold a personal meeting with him. I am convinced that in peacefully and openly communicating with each other, we can relieve any tension.   

"Our church has voiced its readiness and openness for a dialogue ever since it emerged from the underground. I remember how Patriarch Ivan Lubachivskyi, who ordained me, after he moved to Ukraine, said: 'We forgive and ask for forgiveness.' It was a very deep call to reconciliation on his part. It was in the 1990s, at the time of the strongest confrontation, particularly in western Ukraine. There was the will for reconciliation on our part. Later, His Beatitude Lubomyr confirmed and repeated the same in the presence of Pope John Paul II who visited Ukraine.

"I think that today, we should heal the wounds rather than irritate and deepen them. One can heal the wounds of our memory only with mutual forgiveness. Therefore, as for any our brethren or neighbors who wounded us or were wounded by us, the best way to communicate is to be open in a brotherly dialogue, be open to the purification of our memory, to ask for forgiveness and to forgive," said Patriarch Sviatoslav.

 

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    • Andriy Chornyy | 30 September 2016, 18:19

      Святослав є Верховним Архієпископом а не патріархом. Щось РІСУ і УГКЦ заганяється. виправте заголовок.

    • Леонтій | 30 September 2016, 15:40

      Это всё - сущая и ПОДЛАЯ ложь и клевета, что в УГКЦ, дескать, "собираются венчать однополые пары"!!! А Вы, 13moiseev, не просто заказной тролль, а - сознательный и мерзкий ордынский

    • 13moiseev | 30 September 2016, 14:38

      АГА, может что и правда и того что он говорит. Но тот факт что у них собирались(или собираются) венчать однополіе парі - візівает доверие к этой структуре. А так нормальные вроде униаты.

    • BBC | 30 September 2016, 11:20

      З якого це часу він "патріарх"? І хто йому це присвоїв звання? Щось не пригадую...

    • leon | 25 September 2016, 10:14

      the first conference is its only conference

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