The pope began his address by reflecting on the “demanding request” of Jesus to his followers to place love for Him before family ties.
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A now-viral video, recently posted online by BioTexCom, the country’s largest surrogacy agency, shows nearly 50 babies being cared for in a large hotel room in Kyiv, with an uncertain future.
“It hurts us when we see how LGBT propaganda invokes your own wording,” say the bishops, “to fight both Christianity and everyone who recognizes the true anthropology based on the Bible and natural law.”
“The Russian Orthodox Church doesn’t recognize those decisions and won’t fulfill them,” Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev said in Belarus after a meeting of the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Holodomor, between 1932 and 1933, left millions of people dead.
The Holy Father has asked the faithful to make a “generous contribution” to relieve the suffering of nearly a million Ukrainians affected by ongoing violence between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.
The March 5 meeting in Rome eased concerns that the Vatican might subordinate the interests of the UGCC, to the cause of improving relations with the Russian Orthodox Church.
The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church said it was ‘important to listen to the Holy Father and at the same time to be listened to by the Holy Father.’