Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 24, 2022 / 09:05 am
The Polish Bishops' Conference is responding to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Conference president and Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki of Poznan released the letter Feb. 24 as reports come in of casualties and destruction as a result from the Russian invasion.
The letter can be seen below:
In connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on behalf of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, I strongly condemn the actions of Russia and Vladimir Putin, recognizing them as an unacceptable and shameful act of barbarism, directed against the sovereignty and freedom of an independent state.
At the same time, together with the entire Church in Poland, I express my solidarity with all Ukrainians, both in Poland and in Ukraine, assuring them of our closeness, prayers, and readiness to help them.