Published by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church A message from Bishop OnofriosThe spiritual head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate.

“I am deeply saddened by what is happening in Mariupol these days. The feeling of heartbreak brings us to attention on the eve of the main Christian holiday – the Resurrection of Christ – The need to save those who have faced a humanitarian catastrophe who have been in Mariupol for a long time– Bishop wrote.

“To this day, the city has a large number of civilians, including Lots of children and the elderly. Wounded soldiers need urgent help medical. Handing over the dead bodies to their families For a proper burial ”- writes Hierarchy.

“So The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, with the help of the episcopate, clergy, monks and believers, is ready to organize a prayer procession From the city of Orochev in Zaporizhia to the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, To provide emergency relief and evacuation of civilians. This march can also evacuate wounded soldiers and transport the bodies of the dead ”- writes Onofry.

“We appeal to all who depend on them and ask this in the period from Good Friday (April 22) to the Resurrection of Christ (April 24) in and around the city of Mariupol, Cease-fire and humanitarian corridor provided To go in the aforementioned prayer procession ”- pleas of the priest.

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The letter was published Thursday on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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