Pope Francis blessed Ukrainian soldiers-pilgrims and said he prays for peace in Ukraine

23 May 2018, 14:40 | Faith and weapon | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

On May 23rd during the general audience greeted the Ukrainian soldiers that complete their pilgrimage to Lourdes and blessed them.

“Pope Francis blessed the Ukrainian warriors. Today at the general audience he greeted the participants of 60th International military pilgrimage to Lourdes May 17-22”, Ukrainian military chaplain, Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest Stepan Sus.

“I constantly pray the Lord may heal the wounds inflicted by war and grant his peace to beloved Ukraine,” said the Pope.

As RISU informed, the 60th International Military Pilgrimage was held in Lourdes, France. This year's delegation of military pilgrims from Ukraine was the most numerous in all years and reached 200 people. As part of the delegation there were: servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, soldiers injured during the war, women who lost their husbands.

Cadets and orchestra of the National Academy of Ground Forms named after P. Sagaidachny also came to Lourdes. This military team visited the international pilgrimage event for the first time. By the way, the Ukrainian military orchestra participated in the solemn opening ceremony of the 60th International Military Pilgrimage.

The Ukrainian delegation was headed by Bishop Mikhail (Koltun), Head of the Department of Military Chaplaincy of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC.

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    • velovs@ukr.net | 15 September 2019, 07:30

      Може, якийсь "святейший" і дійсно (де-факто) буде проти. Але ж на то є чітка й однозначна БОЖА ВОЛЯ і ПЛАН-ЗАДУМ. Й тому ХТО, врешті-решт, здатен і направду зможе завадити і не допустити їх

    • barni | 15 September 2019, 05:27

      Взагалі то, є три ОСНОВНІ гілки християнства це католики, православні і протестанти і говорити про визнання т.зв "угкц", ну на край смішно. А щодо об"єднання - хто ж проти, але

    • enzian | 14 September 2019, 18:38

      Мішка, не примазуйся до католиків. Ти загальновизнаний агент Москви.

    • Михаил | 14 September 2019, 01:41

      1.УГКЦ всегда стояла и стоит на патриотических началах, а т.н. "пцу" только примазывается к патриотизму, потому, что ей так выгодней. 2. УГКЦ общепризнанная каноническая восточная

    • velovs@ukr.net | 12 September 2019, 16:56

      А тут можемо побачити дуже конкретну і активну - різнопланову богонатхненну практичну діяльність об'єднаних (різноликих) українських християн-волонтерів заради досягнення такої

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