Archbishop of Canterbury gos to Kyiv to see nerve of Ukrainians

    Archbishop of Canterbury in Ukraine

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    Justin Welby with Krystyna Laschenko and her child (Picture: Lambeth Palace)

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has actually applauded Ukraine’s ‘extraordinary courage’ at the start of a three-day check out to the capital Kyiv.

    The Most Rev Justin Welby is making the introduction check out to reveal uniformity with Ukrainians in the face of the Russian barrage that has actually left lots of dealing with blackouts over winter season.

    He will likewise satisfy Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced individuals while finding out how the Church of England can continue to use its assistance.

    After his arrival on a train from the Polish capital Warsaw the other day, the archbishop stated: ‘The people of Ukraine have shown extraordinary courage in the face of Russia’ s unlawful, unjustified and ruthless intrusion.

    ‘This visit is about showing ­solidarity with them as they face a profoundly difficult winter. I look forward to meeting with church leaders and local Christians in Kyiv, and learning how we can continue to support them amidst the ongoing devastation, loss and destruction of this war.’

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    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

    Justin Welby checked out an assistance centre for migrants throughout his see (Picture: Getty Images)

    The archbishop was accompanied in Kyiv by Krystyna Laschenko, who is warden of Christ Church Kyiv and her child Marharyta Stafiichuk.

    While in Warsaw, Dr Welby checked out Ukrainian House– an assistance centre for migrants that has actually been supporting Ukrainian refugees given that the start of the Russian intrusion in February, and stated it was ‘deeply moving’ to hear their stories.

    ‘In this season of advent, we remember Jesus was born into ­conflict and persecution – and became a refugee when his parents fled violence and persecution to seek safety in Egypt,’ he included.

    Dr Welby advised Christians around the world ‘to keep praying for the people of Ukraine in this advent season – along with all people caught up in conflicts around the world – and offering our solidarity and support in every way we can’.

    His check out to Ukraine follows one to Mozambique recently, where he satisfied individuals impacted by attacks from Daesh- connected terrorists in the southern African country.

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