Santiago, Chile, Mar 2, 2022 / 17:00 pm
The bishops of Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia encouraged the faithful to participate in the day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine called by Pope Francis and to be held around the world on Ash Wednesday, March 2.
Pope Francis made this appeal on Feb. 23, a day before Russia began the invasion of Ukraine.
“The bishops of Chile share the sadness and concern for the war situation that today affects Ukraine and that threatens the peace of Europe and of all humanity,” the Chilean bishops said, encouraging the faithful to "intensify our prayer and our actions for peace and concord."
"We ask Catholics that at our meetings and Eucharists these days, we address a special prayer to God for peace in Ukraine," the bishops of the Standing Committee said.