Ukrainian Catholic Boy Hugs Crucifix, Chants & Prays for Country in Soul-Stirring Videos

@Sachinettiyil, Twitter / ChurchPOP

This is so beautiful!

The world watches the Ukrainian people yearn and pray for peace amid the Russian invasion that began on Feb. 24.

Recently, Catholic journalist Sachin Jose published two beautiful videos of a praying Catholic Ukrainian boy. In one video, the boy holds, hugs, and kisses the crucifix while praying for peace in his country.

Here’s the first video below:

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The tweet reads, “A Ukrainian Catholic boy holding a crucifix in his hands prays for peace in his country.”

Several users reacted positively to the video.

Here’s what some people said:

@pinagia, Twitter

One user wrote, “God Bless this special little boy.”

@Pozitrontx, Twitter

Another user wrote, “All children in the world are innocent regardless of their religion or nationality. Unfortunately, wars hit children and women the most.There doesn’t become the winner of wars. Peace for Ukraina.”

In the second video, the boy chants a prayer with both hands outstretched before a large crucifix in front of a church. 

Here’s the second video below:

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The tweet reads, “A Ukrainian Catholic boy praying.”

Here’s how some users reacted to the video:

@peregrinamom, Twitter

This user said, “Oh you beautiful, beautiful boy! You’ve brought me to tears of joy. May all of your prayers be answered, sweetheart.”

@CandiceBrassard, Twitter

This user added, “I love this video, so powerful and life-affirming.”

Additionally, here’s a photo of the boy and his family with Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church:


Let us pray for Ukraine and Russia!

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[See also: Watch: Pope Francis Consecrates Russia, Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary]

[See also: Our Lady’s Alleged Ukrainian Apparitions: Her Little-Known 20th C. Prophesies]

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Jacqueline Burkepile is the editor for the English edition of ChurchPOP. She is a journalist, former university campus minister, and a wife and mother. You can follow her posts on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter.



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