The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church offered his view on the future of his country after the war.
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Such a papal trip would involve substantial risks, but along with advancing the cause of peace, it would show solidarity with suffering Ukrainians and potentially improve relations with Ukraine’s Orthodox and Jewish communities.
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk expressed concern that ‘a humanitarian catastrophe is beginning’ in Ukrainian cities that have been surrounded by Russian forces.
Archbishop Shevchuk, who has led the largest of the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome since 2011, said in his message to Ukrainians that the contemplation of the unity of the Holy Trinity in the life of the Church could deepen their reflections on unity.