“It is not a coincidence for me to place under such a call, nor is it a coincidence for me and this day of experiencing the mystery of the conception of the Son of God in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary is not a coincidence, because it was deliberately and deliberately chosen by the organizers,” he wrote. “It is also not a coincidence that it will happen on the day that the Ukrainian Bishops’ Conference announced as the day of penance for the sin of abortion.”
The priest said that an appreciation for the beginning of Christ's life should lead to an appreciation for all human life.
“This admiration leads to adoration of life in its practical dimension: helping pregnant women; it is expressed in respect for them and readiness to help and care,” Kancelarczyk said.
He included human life threatened by war. Kancelarczyk said that the war in Ukraine is waged in parallel with the spiritual war.
“The Voice of the Unborn Bell sounded in Lviv as a voice of respect for the dignity of life,” he said.
After the bell ceremony at the Lviv shrine, the parish celebrated a Mass for peace.
In addition to the bell, the citizens of Lviv were gifted with medical supplies, medicines, and food from Poland.
“These people need not only material things, but also something immaterial: fortitude, love of the homeland, courage, and this cannot be bought with any money,” Fr. Tomasz said. “I have a feeling that we have done a good job by handing over this bell, but also many necessary articles.”
Former Washington, D. C., correspondent Katie Yoder covered pro-life issues, the U.S. Catholic bishops, public policy, and Congress for Catholic News Agency. She previously worked for Townhall.com, National Review, and the Media Research Center.