Vatican City, Jul 11, 2022 / 08:35 am
Pope Francis said he is praying for Ukraine and working behind the scenes to help suffering Ukrainians.
“I unite spiritually with your suffering, assuring you of my prayers and involvement, which, considering the current situation, do not appear in the media,” the pope said in a July 11 letter to bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
“I pray that your Church and your People, who are animated by the power of the sacraments and look to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, do not lose Christian hope in a better tomorrow.”
The pope’s letter was addressed to the leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, and to the Church’s bishops, while they are gathered in synod July 7-15.