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The War in Ukraine: Two years later

We fight not with rifles but with the Rosary

 We fight not with rifles but with the Rosary  ING-008
23 February 2024
The following is the abridged English text of a Vatican Media interview with Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, Metropolitan of Lviv of the Latins, two years on from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. For the complete interview please visit https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/ news/2024-02/archbishop-of-lviv-we-fight-not-with-rifles-but-with-the-rosary.html Even in Lviv the sirens continue to sound and the city is being bombed. What reflection accompanies His Excellency in relation to the second anniversary of the large-scale war? Among the many words recorded on the pages of the Gospels, I was struck by a short statement of the Lord Jesus: “There is no good tree that bears bad fruit, nor bad tree that bears good fruit. For every tree is known by its fruit”. These words are the voice of truth for us to judge the conduct of people ...

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