At the conclusion of the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis expressed his concern over the rising tension along the Russian-Ukrainian border. The Holy Father has asked all people of goodwill to pray for peace in Ukraine on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Pope Francis specifically said:
“I make a heartfelt appeal to all people of goodwill to raise prayers to Almighty God that all political actions and initiatives may be at the service of human brotherhood rather than partisan interests.”
Many others are also calling for peace in Ukraine, including the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences.
Tomorrow, we ask that you pray in a special way for peace and dialogue in Eastern Europe. That this crisis will be overcome through dialogue and fraternity.