The Donetsk Exarchate said that the behavior of the Russian local authorities toward the Ukrainian clergy ‘can only have one assessment: complete disregard for the fundamental principles of human rights.’
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The faithful thanked God and the Blessed Virgin Mary for the miracle of the rescue of Mary’s image from the fire.
In his speech, Archbishop Gudziak said that 14 million Ukrainians have been displaced and urged the bishops to help welcome more Ukrainian immigrants into the United States.
Archbishop Shevchuk also presented to Pope Francis the 2023 pastoral plan of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which emphasizes service to the weakest, accompaniment for those displaced from home, and the healing of wounds caused by the war.
It is now eight months since Russia began the invasion of Ukraine, a war that has so far taken the lives of more than 6,000 civilians, including nearly 400 children.
Reuters has reported that 146 bodies, mostly civilians including two children, have been exhumed so far in Izium at the makeshift gravesites marked by wooden crosses.
Von der Leyen, who visited the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in April, spoke on June 9 at the opening session of a conference organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, an estimated 3.9 million people have crossed the Poland–Ukraine border.
June 3 marks 100 days since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.