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Ecumenical Patriarch Praises Archons' Defense of Human Dignity in Ukraine

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has praised the Archons' defense of human dignity, justice, and liberty for the people of Ukraine. The Archons are a group of laypeople appointed by the Ecumenical Patriarch to work on behalf of the Orthodox Christian Church.

In a statement, the Ecumenical Patriarch praised the Archons for their work in defending the rights of the people of Ukraine, who have been affected by conflict and political instability in recent years. He emphasized the importance of defending human dignity, justice, and liberty in all aspects of life.


The statement comes at a time when the Orthodox Christian Church is facing divisions over the issue of Ukrainian autocephaly, or independence. The Ecumenical Patriarchate has been working to establish an independent Orthodox Church in Ukraine, a move that the Russian Orthodox Church has opposed.


Despite these divisions, the Ecumenical Patriarch has continued emphasizing the importance of defending human dignity, justice, and liberty for all people, including those in Ukraine.


The statement reads, "We call upon all people of goodwill to work for the defense of human dignity, justice, and liberty, especially for those who suffer from war, violence, and oppression. We commend the Archons for their important work in this regard, and we urge them to continue to defend the rights of all people, including those in Ukraine."


The statement is a reminder of the importance of defending human rights and dignity, even in the midst of conflict and division. The Archons' work in defending human dignity, justice, and liberty exemplifies the power of faith and commitment to building a better world for all people.


As His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has written, "May the Lord guide us all in our efforts to defend the rights of all people and to build a world that is just, peaceful, and compassionate." The Archons' work in Ukraine is a testament to this commitment and a reminder of the importance of working together to defend human dignity and justice for all.

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