In the early morning hours, the military forces of Russia unleashed an unprovoked and unjustified attack on the people of Ukraine. This act of aggression is an act of evil and I join my voice with those of other religious leaders in calls for peace and for the people of Ukraine and Russia.
I am inviting Christians to join in prayer this Sunday for the people of Ukraine and for peace in our world.
As we prepare to enter the season of Lent, I support the call of Pope Francis to a Global Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on Ash Wednesday, March 2nd.
St. George, protector and patron of the Ukrainian people, pray for us.