All the representatives of the UCCRO who went as a united group to the USA to deceive the American people by claiming that there are no persecutions against the Church in Ukraine know very well that they are lying.
Archbishop Alexios has opened the doors of the church to anyone in need of shelter in Gaza. He will not turn anyone away, as, he says, “We are all Children of Lord, and the church is a refuge for anyone in need.”
On August 16, 2023, violence raged out of hand against innocent Christians in Jaranwala in the early morning hours after several local Muslims accused two Christian men, Raja Amir Masih, and his brother, of tearing pages out of a book of Quran.
The Patriarchate’s statement placed great responsibility on the official authorities that fail to follow up on the attackers on churches and their property, especially when the attackers are from the far right, which made these radicals persist in their attacks.
It’s odd though—the most frequent question we, the residents of Parteš, have had to answer was, “But aren't you afraid?” Aren’t we afraid to go to church, or gather in groups somewhere? Should we fear the joy of the Risen Christ, just tell me?
The little-known testimony of historian and archaeologist Nadezhda Vladimirovna Linka, a contemporary to those events, show through historical documents that the cases of former and current persecutors and expropriators of church property are the same.