«The violence against peaceful demonstrators is unacceptable in a democratic Christian country» - participants of forum of priests of UGCC in Western Europe

«The violence against peaceful demonstrators is unacceptable in a democratic Christian country» - participants of forum of priests of UGCC in Western Europe

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 15:24
«The present time is a historical examination to Ukraine and its people, and all people of goodwill abroad. Because Ukrainians don’t ask for privilege but for respect for universally accepted human values. Therefore, we, the spiritual leaders of over a million of Ukrainians who were forced to leave their country, express our unity in prayer, aspirations and actions of our people, tired of boundless cynicism, deception and deceit of government that violates valid laws, wanting to hide their lies and crimes with violence against its own people "- is said in appeal of the Forum of UGCC priests of Western Europe in Fatima to all people of good will.

As previously reported, the Forum was held under the theme " Evangelization: Do you believe that it is possible? » December 3 - 6 in Fatima (Portugal). The congress, which was held to establish cooperation between the institutions of the UGCC churches in Western Europe, UGCC pastoral situation in Western Europe is discussed and evaluated. In this context, the reports of more than ten persons experienced in the field of liturgical life, catechesis, and schooling and so on were made.

The forum participants noted in their address that violence against peaceful demonstrators and vulnerable, especially against women and young people is unacceptable in a democratic Christian country. "These actions are unconstitutional attempts to establish a regime in which the people of Ukraine deprived of their rights and the government places itself above the law» - the authors emphasize. The participants form appeal to law enforcement and government agencies, that they do not fulfill illegal orders, not fight down their own people, follow their own conscience. "Together we can stop the flow of cynical lies, manipulation, and falsification, selective application of the law and economic plunder of his people. At the place of miraculous revelation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where she asked to pray for the conversion of Russia, we beseech Almighty God in prayer for peace and triumph of truth and better destiny of Ukraine "- is said at the end of the Appeal of Forum of priests of UGCC of Western Europe to all people of good will.

UGCC Information Department

Appendix:

Appeal

Forum of priests of UGCC of Western Europe in Fatima

To all people of good will

Glory to Jesus Christ!

We, the spiritual leaders of over a million of Ukrainians who were forced to leave their country, express our unity in prayer, aspirations and actions of our people , tired of boundless cynicism , deception and deceit of government that violates valid laws , wanting to hide their lies and crimes with violence against its own people

The violence against peaceful and vulnerable demonstrators, especially against women and the youth strike the imagination and are unacceptable in a democratic Christian country. Such actions are unconstitutional attempts to establish the regime when the people of Ukraine are deprived of their rights, and the government places itself above the Law.

Civilization future of the state is based on our present, abiding democratic principles of common law and rights by all without exception. Therefore, we appeal with prayerful requests to the police and public institutions: do not follow illegal orders, no fights down your own people, follow your own conscience. Together we can stop the flow of cynical lies, manipulation, and falsification, selective application of the law and economic plunder of our people.

The present time is a historical examination to Ukraine and its people, and all people of goodwill abroad. Because Ukrainians don’t ask for privilege but for respect for universally accepted human values.

Non-violent civil resistance radically changed the face of the world and human mentality. Even the most evil disappears in the arms of truth, enlightened with the light of Christian love and peace.

At the place of miraculous revelation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where she asked to pray for the conversion of Russia - we prayerfully beseech Almighty God for peace and triumph of truth and better destiny of Ukraine.

 

Bishop Glib (Lonchyna)

Bishop Petro (Kryk)

Bishop Borys (Gudziak)

Bishop Joseph (Milian)

 

 

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