Rome Newsroom, Mar 18, 2022 / 11:25 am
Despite continued attacks by Russian forces, Ukraine is fighting, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said on Friday.
“Again this night bombs and rockets fell on the heads of peaceful inhabitants,” Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said in a March 18 video message.
“But Ukraine cannot be scared off,” he said. “Ukraine is fighting. Ukraine is fighting for its right to freedom and independence. Ukraine is standing.”
He said that Ukrainians continued to pray for their soldiers, who are standing up to the larger Russian army and have stopped it from entering further into Ukraine. The full-scale Russian invasion, which began on Feb. 24, entered its fourth week on March 17.