Head of UGCC in the 121st Week of War: Avoid the Danger of a “Chamberlain Peace”

June 12, 2024, 12:30 63

We urge everyone to come to Switzerland and jointly seek ways to prevent World War III. This was stated by the Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, on the 121st week of the great sacrilegious war in Ukraine, which the Russian occupier brought to our peaceful soil.

Head of UGCC in the 121st Week of War: Avoid the Danger of a “Chamberlain Peace”
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According to the Primate, the last week, like the previous one, may go down in history as the week with the highest number of daily losses of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine—more than a thousand Russian soldiers die every day.

“We may say that the Ukrainian army has halted Russia with its heroic efforts. But the enemy is attempting to do everything to cause as much harm as possible to our people, civilians, our cities and villages,” said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

The Head of the Church emphasized: “It is of paramount importance that we do not grow indifferent to the war, that seeing the tragedy of people in Ukraine every day, our hearts do not harden, that we do not lose the most distinctive trait of Christians—compassion.”

His Beatitude Sviatoslav emphasized that this week our prayers and attention will be focused on an important event in Switzerland—the Global Peace Summit.

“Today, on behalf of the Ukrainian people, I address all the nations and states of the world: be sure to take part in this global event! We urge everyone to come and jointly seek ways to prevent World War III. The current war in Ukraine is not only a Ukrainian disaster: there is a danger that it could affect the whole world. Therefore, we must stop the Russian aggressor together,” the spiritual leader said.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav believes that when seeking principles for a peace formula in Switzerland, we must be aware of the need to adhere to several significant foundations: “First of all, I ask all statesmen, politicians and diplomats not to equate the aggressor with the victim. Another important thing is the observance of the principle of international law. Let’s not expose ourselves to the danger of the so-called Chamberlain’s peace, which was aimed at pacifying the aggressor, ignoring the principles of international law!” said the Head of the Church.

The spiritual leader called on Christians around the world, regardless of denomination and place of service to God and people, to pray together for peace in Ukraine, Europe and the world!

The UGCC Department for Information

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