We invoke God’s mercy on the Ukrainian people
13 march 2023
The war in Ukraine continues to crush a people suffering the bloodshed of an absurd fratricidal war. To this are added acts, progressively more explicit, intended to humiliate the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the guidance of Metropolitan Onufrij, because it is considered to be too close to the Russian Orthodox Church, hence in collusion with the enemy — an accusation that is gratuitous and unjustified.
In our "society of uncertainty" (insightfully described by Zygmunt Bauman), in a moment of history in which we continue to talk about the 'end' (of the century, the millennium, modernity, ideologies, the Christian world), in a time in which time is fragmented, and in which even the few hopes that manage to express themselves in society are irreparably short-term and fail to take root, because they are refuted as soon as they are set forth - in such a time, the question "What can we hope for?"