The ABC journalist Montse Serrador recalled this Saturday the children who suffer from the war in Ukraine, of whom she said that, these days, they go to church not to celebrate their First Communion but to take refuge from the bombs and she recalled how they and their families live in "basements, in makeshift shelters with hardly any food or water." Serrador has made these reflections in the act of Exaltation of the Eucharist, which she has starred in the Cathedral of Valladolid on the eve of Corpus Christi.
This emotional ceremony has been celebrated for decades in the metropolitan temple as the end of the Triduum to the Holy Sacrament of the Altar, organized by the Brotherhood of the Holy Supper of the Valladolid capital.
In her intervention before the Eucharist, previously exhibited at the High Altar, the offerer also remembered the people affected by the recent pandemic, especially grandparents and those who, in general, have suffered the most from the ravages of the disease.
In an intervention full of memories, including those of her own Communion and other childhood experiences, the editor of ABC has said that "the disease hurts and the war also hurts" but, at the same time, she has valued the "solidarity of thousands of people who have opened their homes to those who have had to flee from theirs”, facts that he has related to the Christian concept of Communion, the true reflection of “welcoming and helping refugees”. She has also recalled the suffering of the residents of the Sierra de la Culebra, in Zamora, who see how the fire threatens to destroy their homes and the work of a lifetime.
The talk ended with a request for commitment to those most in need and asking for God's intercession in the face of the uncertainties of the current moment due to the economic crisis and the social and political vicissitudes. Faced with this reality, he has called for "journalists and politicians to let the truth and the general interest prevail over any partisan, ideological or business interest."