Archbishop of Canterbury: war in Ukraine has had evil consequences
RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – Justine Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, visiting Ukraine said the war has had evil consequences from beginning.
He expresses solidarity with Ukraine against absolute horror of war.
As “Religion Media Center” reported Justin Welby, has ended his three-day visit to Ukraine, with a message of determination to stand in solidarity with its “heroic people”, against the evil and “absolute horror” of war.
He said he felt great grief and compassion witnessing the makeshift graves and sheltering place of around 400 civilians who were killed from Russian attacks in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv.
He said that the war “was started illegally with no justification, has had evil consequences flowing from its start, which are indescribably horrible in terms of the deaths of many, many civilians and soldiers. None of this was necessary”.
It was right to seek to end a war, but the resilience of the Ukrainians was extraordinary and they are “quite determined to get a just peace”.
During his visit, he held talks with faith leaders from all denominations, hearing of their experiences, hardship and need, and pledging support.