Boris Johnson: Good will overcome evil
Christ’s message that good will overcome evil will resonate much more this 12 months amid the backdrop of the struggle in Ukraine, Boris Johnson has mentioned.
Delivering his Easter message in a video on Twitter, the Prime Minister paid tribute to “the Christians of Ukraine, whether they’re marking Easter today, or its orthodox equivalent later this month, for whom Christ’s message of hope, the triumph of life over death and good over evil, will resonate this year, perhaps more than any other”.
Speaking in Ukrainian, and referencing a Psalm, he mentioned: “Be strong and have courage in your heart, you all who trust in the Lord.”
Mr Johnson mentioned: “Easter tells us that there is light beyond the darkness, that beyond the suffering lies redemption.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury additionally referenced the battle in his Easter sermon.
Justin Welby mentioned: “Ukrainians have woken as much as the tip of the world as they knew it.
“Now they’re woke up by the noises of struggle, and the sickening actuality of terror. They get up to mortal worry.
He later added: “Let this be a time for Russian ceasefire, withdrawal and a dedication to talks.
“This is a time for resetting the ways of peace, not for what Bismarck called blood and iron. Let Christ prevail. Let the darkness of war be banished.”