Kyiv, 03 March, 2022 / 5:50 pm (ACI Africa).
A Ukrainian Catholic leader said on Thursday that Kyiv is “being transformed into the spiritual capital of the world” following yesterday’s global day of prayer for fasting and peace.
In a video message recorded on March 3 in the besieged Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk noted that the world’s attention was focused on the besieged Ukrainian city after Pope Francis’ initiative.
“Precisely in these days, especially after yesterday’s global day of prayer for peace in Ukraine, we perceive that Kyiv is being transformed into the spiritual capital of the world,” he said.
“Today, to this place, the eyes of people throughout the world are turned — of all churches, religions, and confessions. And thus, in a particular way we feel that inscription from the 46th Psalm of David in the central apse of the Cathedral of Saint Sophia: ‘God is in the midst of her, she shall not be shaken; God shall help her right early in the morning.’”
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the largest of the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches in communion with Rome, noted that he was speaking on the eighth day of the full-scale Russian invasion of his homeland.