Denver Newsroom, Feb 24, 2022 / 14:08 pm
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, on Thursday encouraged the undertaking of prayer and fasting for an end to the Ukraine conflict.
Russian military entered Ukraine at several points on Thursday, and missile strikes on military targets and cities were also reported. Thousands of Ukrainians have already sought refuge in the country’s western neighbors.
“On behalf of my brother bishops, I echo the Holy Father’s call for prayer and fasting to end the war in Ukraine. In times of trouble, we call on the tender mercy of God … to guide our feet to the way of peace (Lk 1:78-79). May our prayers, joined with those of people around the world, help guide those waging war to end the meaningless suffering and restore peace,” Archbishop Gomez said Feb. 24.
The message of the conference president was joined by similar statements from other bishops in the U.S.