Kyiv, Ukraine, Mar 23, 2022 / 08:00 am
A Ukrainian Catholic leader urged people on Wednesday to “pray before the cathedrals of the Russian Orthodox Church throughout the world for peace in Ukraine.”
In a video message issued on March 23, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk praised a recent interfaith gathering outside a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Jerusalem.
Shevchuk, who is based in Kyiv, the embattled capital of Ukraine, said: “Jerusalem and Kyiv feel a spiritual relation. Kyiv was built as a new Jerusalem. May this prayer, this movement against war, spread to other centers of religious and spiritual life throughout the world.”
“Let us pray together. Let us pray before the cathedrals of the Russian Orthodox Church throughout the world for peace in Ukraine. We shall see that the Lord God will hear our prayers and this war will be won.”