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Ecumenical Patriarch on Holodomor: The diabolical deeds of yesteryear are repeated before our eyes

November 28, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who holds a primacy of honor among the Orthodox churches, marked the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, the 1932-33 man-made famine in Ukraine under Stalin.

Echoing recent comments by Pope Francis, the Ecumenical Patriarch said that “the current aggression [against] Ukraine by the Russian Federation makes us relive events of the past that we hoped would never happen again in world history.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 30, 2022 2:40 PM ET USA

    The Ecumenical Patriarch must be suffering from the one-sided reporting generated by the Ukrainian government and supported by the U.S. and other Western governments. Any parallel between the Russian military action in Ukraine and the Holodomor is unjustified. Tens of thousands of Ukrainian lives have been saved by the willing sacrifice of Russian soldiers' lives as they minimize to the maximum extent possible civilian casualties and unintended collateral damage. The cost to Russia is high.