In the Kaluga churches are praying for peace in Ukraine
Prayer stop civil war in Ukraine was lifted up today, June 22, after the divine Liturgy in all churches of the Kaluga metropolis. As stated by the journalist of the news Agency in the information-publishing Department of the Kaluga diocese, the clergy and parishioners was announced the Appeal of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill.
in a statement, for example, reported: " Never has the opportunity to be for us today is nothing more important than continuing fratricide, which blazes in the square of Ukraine, carrying away all fresh life."
" in the southern borders of the historical Rus broke now internecine warfare. The results of the bloody conflict terrifying. Already Not a hundred, As it was winter in Kyiv, and the majority, most of the hundreds dead, thousands injured and homeless. Only the devil can claim victory when Sich face brothers, destroying each other close person, inflicting injury, weakening of the vital force of the people ", - said the Patriarch.
" Civil war had so many times in our history. They led to the weakening of Kiev Rus and the fall of the separate principalities under the pressure of Batu, to a terrible time of Troubles in the Russian state in the seventeenth century, to monstrous scale bloodshed and establishment of long years of the godless regime in the early twentieth century. The lessons of history also shows that internecine warfare always creates the danger of conquest of the Fatherland external forces ", - says the statement.
The appeal of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill ends by calling: " in all the churches of our Church may tirelessly committed now a special Prayer for peace and overcoming the internecine warfare ".
recall that in the South-East of Ukraine from the beginning of spring continue the fight honey self-proclaimed supporters of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics and the forces of nazvanii of Ukraine.