Patriarch Cyril paid tribute to the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War and the victims of mass Starvation in 1930’s
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July 28, 2010 upon completion of the program pastoral visit to Ukraine Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill visited Kiev memorial of Fame and a monument to victims of famine in 1930-ies.
Laying wreaths at the memorials of flowers, His Holiness prayed for the repose of the chiefs and warriors of the faith, and laid down their motherland and the people who died during the famine that had hit in 30 of the last century a number of areas of Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan.
As the Patriarch Cyril, he visited these places of memory out of the visit. “I did this at the command of the heart” – said the Holy Lord, and stressed that, as during his visit to Ukraine in the last year, he prayed for the victims of the Great Patriotic War and the victims of famine and to honor their memory, without or political assessments.
Press office of His Holiness Patriarch/DECR Communication Service