Warsaw, Poland, Feb 21, 2022 / 03:05 am
The president of Poland’s Catholic bishops’ conference appealed to Poles on Monday to show “open and hospitable hearts” to refugees from Ukraine in the event of further military action.
In a Feb. 21 message, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki lamented the escalation of tensions in Ukraine, including the reported shelling of a kindergarten in the southeastern Donbass region.
“In this situation … I appeal to my compatriots to have open and hospitable hearts for refugees from Ukraine who will want to find sanctuary from war in Poland,” he wrote.
“Everyone has the right to live in peace and security. Everyone has the right to seek for themselves and their loved ones conditions that will ensure a secure life.”