Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal addressed the Western Rite Christians and congratulated them on Easter. The congratulation of the government is published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.
“I sincerely congratulate all Western Christians on Easter. The Feast of the Resurrection of Christ fills our hearts with an unshakable faith in true goodness, true love, and unlimited joy. It symbolizes the transition from death to life and gives us hope for mental and physical rebirth,” Shmygal wrote.
He also added that the world has changed and today people should think most of all about their near and dear ones. Shmygal stated that people should abandon valuable traditions for all in order to protect the lives of loved ones.
“I wish that everyone’s home reigned in coziness, peace, and prosperity. We can overcome everything with unshakable faith and good deeds. Good health to you. Christ is Risen!” - prime minister summed up.
Recall that Christians of the Western rite around the world, including in Ukraine, this Sunday, April 12, celebrate the main Christian holiday of the Resurrection of Christ (Easter).
As we reported before, the authorities of Lviv city decided to close all the churches for worshippers during the Easter holidays to prevent the threat of the further spread of the coronavirus.