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Ukrainian Catholic leader, in Easter pastoral letter, lauds nation’s ‘unbroken spirit’

April 25, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, has issued an Easter pastoral letter in which he deplores historic and current Russian outrages against Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church celebrated Easter on April 24, a week after Latin-rite Catholics.

“From a spiritual perspective it has become clear how our aggressive neighbor is unable to cast aside his false idols and how in them he continues to pursue his greatness at our cost,” the Major Archbishop wrote. “With his cruise missiles, bombs, and artillery shells, he seeks to instill fear, to drive us into the depths of the earth and non-existence, to bind us with eternal chains. And precisely in those underground shelters a miracle takes placeā€”one of common prayer, selfless help of neighbor, unbroken spirit, and of demonstrating the power of the presence of God.”

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