Vatican City, Apr 1, 2022 / 10:30 am
The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has encouraged Christians to not allow the news of the moment to take over their minds, wills, and feelings.
“Let us wage our invisible warfare against untruth and all that is trying to paralyze our will and seize our inner spiritual world,” Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said in a video message issued on April 1.
Especially during the season of Lent, he said, Christians should evaluate whether “certain news that you read or see on television is news that tries to captivate your mind, will, or feelings, trying to become the inner occupier of your person.”
“Know that this propaganda is a suggestion of evil,” he added. “And then let us resist. It is so important to realize that we can overcome, not by our own strength, but by the power and grace of the Holy Spirit."