Following is the appeal of His Beatitude Sviatoslav to the faithful of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church and people of good will in Ukraine and throughout the world in response to the flooding in western Ukraine.
Your Graces and Excellencies,
Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers,
Venerable Brothers and Sisters in monastic and religious life
Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
One of the elements which gives us and all that surrounds us life, and provides comfort in our homes, in these past days in areas of western Ukraine has been transformed into a veritable disaster that is being characterized as the worst flood over the past century.