Pope: I pray for Ukraine that the power of faith heals wounds of the past

27 November 2017, 07:47 | Vatican | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

On Sunday, November 26, Pope Francis, greeting the pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, appealed to the Ukrainian community representatives.

“I would like to welcome, in particular, the Ukrainian community, which marks the Holodomor tragedy - the death from starvation caused by the Stalinist regime, which took away millions of lives. I pray for Ukraine, so that the power of faith could heal the wounds of the past and spread the paths of peace today,” said the pontiff.

According to Vatican Radio, the UGCC in Italy, in cooperation with diplomatic missions of Ukraine and non-governmental organizations, conducts a number of spiritual and cultural events dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. This year the main venue is the North Italian city of Milan, and in November 2018 – Naples in the south of Italy.

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  • fedirtsiv | 24 June 2018, 15:50

    Церкви активно намагаються навести потрібні мости з чиновниками, щоб забезпечити свої інтереси, забуваючи, що є невіруючі люди та віряни з іншими поглядами на певні теми, котрі зараз духовенством

  • В. Ясеневий | 22 June 2018, 10:44

    Нові розвиває, бо старі ЗАКРИВАЄ. Та закриває більше і частіше...парафії за відсутності вірян закриваються. На жаль.

  • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:42

    Strong and clear points !

  • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:36

    All indicates that Tomos of Autocephaly, restoring canonical status to the legitimate Church of Ukraine, its a matter of days, if not months. God bless Ukraine!

  • Mauricio | 22 June 2018, 03:34

    Moscow servants are not happy these type of news. When a Patriarch receives and bless a group of Christians ¨not belonging¨ to a canonical Church ...

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