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For Christians in Ukraine, it has been a long Lent and a difficult Easter.
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk expressed concern that ‘a humanitarian catastrophe is beginning’ in Ukrainian cities that have been surrounded by Russian forces.
The major archbishop said he had received messages from all over the world with assurances of prayer.
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych remained in the capital city of Kyiv instead of traveling to Florence for a scheduled bishops’ meeting that Pope Francis was expected to address, reports say.
Holy Father made a historic visit Sunday to St. Sophia.
Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church, says the international community needs to pay more attention to the ongoing conflict.
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 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.’