Ecumenical Patriarch on Holodomor: We remember Stalin's barbarism

Ecumenical Patriarch on Holodomor: We remember Stalin's barbarism

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has described the tragic events in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as "demonically inspired barbarism" by Joseph Stalin.

He said this on Sunday, November 26, at a liturgy in Istanbul, the text of which was made available to Ukrinform by the Ukrainian diaspora.

"As Orthodox Christians, we duly mark the 84th anniversary of this atrocity. We remember the demonically inspired barbarism that Stalin demonstrated against the spiritual churches of the Mother Church of Constantinople. We grieve for the lost. We are saddened with those who are alive," the Ecumenical Patriarch said.

He said that millions of innocent people had been killed during the Holodomor. Particularly affected were ordinary workers, peasants, children, clergy and laity who lived peacefully and worked for the benefit of their country," the Ecumenical Patriarch added.

According to him, now it is necessary to do everything possible to prevent the repetition of such atrocities in the modern world.

"Unfortunately, we cannot change the events of the past, but we can study and analyze them deeply and do everything possible in our modern world so as to prevent the repetition of such atrocities in the future," he said.

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