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WCC appeals for peace in Ukraine

Source: World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, on behalf of WCC member churches throughout the world, urgently appealed for peace for the people of Ukraine:

"As we follow the news of the mad progression towards war, we plead for a different logic than one based on geopolitical competition - a logic that considers the death and suffering that any armed conflict would inevitably visit on the children, women and men of Ukraine," said Sauca. "We pray for a change of hearts and minds, for de-escalation, and for dialogue instead of threats."

"God's people - and members of the ecumenical fellowship - find themselves on both sides of the current confrontation," added Sauca. "But our God is a God of peace, not of war and bloodshed," he said. "Though the things that make for peace may be hidden from the eyes of those driving the march to war, we pray that they may yet be opened, and that peace may yet prevail."

Pope Francis has called for Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine on Wednesday 26 January:


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