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His Beatitude Sviatoslav Thanks Valery Zaluzhny and Congratulates Oleksandr Syrsky

February 9, 2024, 13:34 344

The Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, thanked General Valery Zaluzhny for his service as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since July 2021 and congratulated Colonel General Oleksandr Syrsky, who was appointed the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the President of Ukraine yesterday, February 8. This is stated in the post of His Beatitude Sviatoslav on Facebook.

His Beatitude Sviatoslav Thanks Valery Zaluzhny and Congratulates Oleksandr Syrsky

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Asserting that “our hope is in the Lord,” His Beatitude Sviatoslav assured that together with the entire Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, he continues “continuous prayerful standing before His altar, praying for victory for our country and a just peace for the Ukrainian people.”

“In this struggle,” said the Head of the Church. “He relies on people whom He calls to serve to protect and defend their neighbors. We are grateful to everyone who accepted God’s invitation and responsibility in this difficult and exacting time for each of us. We thank General Valery Zaluzhny for two years of tireless struggle.”

“The war continues. Today, like always, we pray and ask that the Almighty Lord bless the Ukrainian defenders and bless the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrsky,” added His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

The UGCC Department for Information
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