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.

 

Система Orphus
Rating
0
0
0comments count

comments

add comments 

    Сan leave comments only to registered visitors Еnter

    Latest news

    Last comments

    • Леонтій | 2 May 2016, 12:48

      До речі, і переважна більшість ПРОТЕСТАНТІВ, зокрема, на пострадянських теренах теж, зазвичай, відзначають Великодні свята - разом із християнами східного обряду - саме за Юліанським календарем.

    • Fr. Valerii | 2 May 2016, 12:09

      Католиків Східних обрядів для нього вже не існує. За Україну він не відчуває біль. Безсовісний лицемір.

    • Леонтій | 2 May 2016, 11:33

      А вот вся эта ваша - "каноническо-православная любовь" т. наз. "русского мира" к людям и, прежде всего, инакомыслящим, иноверцам и всем "иноковым" особенно наглядно и

    • Леонтій | 2 May 2016, 10:30

      Вся ИСТИНА никогда не принадлежала каким-либо ЛЮДЯМ. Даже тем, кто мнил себя "суперправославными". А - только и исключительно - БОГУ. И Ему одному. Или, как "сказал" по этому

    • Oleg Piorko | 2 May 2016, 09:01

      Как Православные, мы не можем не любить людей, ибо любить ближнего своего больше, чем самих себя заповедано Господом нашим и Богом Иисусом Христом. Мы желаем единения, но по установлениям Святых

    Most Popular Articles month