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Bishop from Eastern Ukraine: Each day may be our last

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Aleteia - published on 04/24/22 - updated on 04/24/22

Bishop Jan Sobillo, the auxiliary bishop of Kharkiv and Zaporozhye, said, "God is our only hope."

“At Zaporozhye there are about 10,000 Russian troops and plenty of military equipment. We have already witnessed fierce fighting here and yet now we are to see an even greater onslaught. All that holds us together is prayer and the solidarity of the whole world; we need your prayers!” urges Bishop Jan Sobillo, who has loyally remained with his flock since the very beginning of the Donbass war in 2014. 

Easter was relatively peaceful in Zaporozhye, although there were complications. The regional governor asked people not to gather in large groups for religious celebrations due to the threat of Russian gunfire. Therefore, priests increased the number of Holy Masses, which were also followed online by the faithful in the occupied territories.

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