Catholic organisations united in solidarity with the people of Ukraine
CIDSE, its member organisations and Catholic sister organisations strongly condemn the use of violence and urge all parties involved to work towards a diplomatic solution, the only way to bring peace back to the region. We join people around the world praying for peace in Ukraine and support Pope Francis’ appeal for a day of prayer and fasting for peace on Ash Wednesday on 2 March 2022:
“I encourage believers in a special way to devote themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace protect the world from the folly of war.”
See Pax Christi International statement “Ukraine Crisis: Give Peace a Chance” and President of COMECE, Cardinal Hollerich’s statement on the situation in Ukraine and in Europe.
Caritas Internationalis is launching an emergency appeal to support its sister organisation Caritas Ukraine. Watch the call of their President Tetiana Stawnychy:
CIDSE members also published messages for peace and solidarity: see CAFOD (England & Wales), CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France), Cordaid (Netherlands), Development & Peace (Canada), eRko (Slovakia), Fastenaktion (Switzerland), Focsiv (Italy), Manos Unidas (Spain), Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (USA), Misereor (Germany), SCIAF (Scotland), Trócaire (Ireland).