“In Ukraine's Parliament, there should be a special place for the Decalogue,” His Beatitude Sviatoslav

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:05
Heads of the Churches of Ukraine, talking during the dramatic days of the Revolution of Dignity with the then President Yanukovych, drew his attention to God's commandment “Thou shall not kill!” Today, other commandments are not less relevant: “Thou shall not steal!”, “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor!”

This conviction was voiced by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of UGCC on November 21 at a meeting with the Vice-President of USA, Joseph Biden, who was in Ukraine on an official visit to mark the first anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity.  The meeting in  which representatives of the political parties of the newly-elected Parliament also participated, took place due to the initiative of U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

UGCC Head made the proposition that there should be a special place in Parliament where the Ten Commandments,  which are the basis of the moral teachings of the Church, would be displayed.

According to UGCC Prelate, this would always remind our deputies in which direction they should move and how to pass or not pass certain laws.

U.S. Vice-President noted the significant activity of  AU CCRO during the Revolution of Dignity  aimed at preserving a peaceful protest.  He also expressed his gratitude for the fact that the Church hierarchs together with Ukrainian politicians participated in the 62nd National Prayer Breakfast with the President of USA, Congrssmen and Senators which took place in February of this year.

 

UGCC Department of Information

 

 

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