Rome Newsroom, Feb 15, 2022 / 06:00 am
The president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference appealed on Monday to Christian leaders in Ukraine and Russia to unite in prayer with Poland to stave off war.
“We are bound together by a common history and the holy Christian faith,” Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki wrote in a Feb. 14 letter to the Orthodox and Catholic bishops of Russia and Ukraine.
“Let us therefore unite the spiritual efforts of the followers of Christ of different denominations in Russia, Ukraine, and Poland, together offering fervent prayer to the One who alone is Peace, to avert the specter of another war in our region,” he said.
Poland shares a border with Ukraine. On Ukraine’s eastern side, where it borders with Russia, the country has seen a build-up of Russian military personnel in recent weeks. The crisis at the border has led to fears that a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent.