Metropolitan Ivan of Belgorod and Stary Oskol called for an end to bloodshed in Ukraine and Russia. The statement of the head of the Belgorod Metropolis of the Russian Orthodox Church was published after the shelling of Belgorod, which killed at least four people.
It is reported by meduza.io.
“Among the dead were residents of the Kharkov region, who came to hide from the war in peaceful Belgorod. However, no one knows the day or hour when our earthly life will end, no one knows how it will happen. We call for an intense prayer for the repose of the dead and for the recovery of the injured, for an end to the bloodshed that is taking place on Ukrainian soil, but today it has also come to our homes. It is time, according to the word of the Holy Scripture, “to beat swords into plowshares.” May the Lord save all living and grant peace on earth,” these are the words of the hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.