Warsaw, Poland, Aug 30, 2021 / 05:30 am
The Catholic Church in Poland will hold a “day of solidarity” with the war-weary population of Afghanistan on Sept. 5.
Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the president of the Polish bishops’ conference, appealed to Catholics to offer prayers and financial support to the 38 million people in the Muslim majority country now under Taliban rule.
“Listening to the voice of Pope Francis, who called on all people of goodwill to ‘pray to the God of peace, so that the clash of arms may fall silent, and solutions may be found at the table of dialogue,’ I appeal to the pastors and the faithful of the Church in Poland for prayer and material assistance for the suffering people of Afghanistan,” Gądecki wrote in a message dated Aug. 27.
Poland’s bishops unanimously backed a nationwide campaign for Afghans caught in the current upheaval at a meeting at Jasna Góra, southern Poland, on Aug. 25.