The president of Pax Christi in Germany, Heiner Wilmer, Dehonian bishop of Hildesheim, called Russia's military invasion of Ukraine "an evident vulnus of international law and an attack on the European project".
German Province committed to helping Dehonians in Ukraine.
The Vatican again expressed its openness to mediation with a prior agreement on a cease-fire, but there was no response from Russia. The Apostolic Nuncio in Kiev, the Lithuanian Visvaldas Kulbokas, said: "To negotiate, it is necessary to get out of the political-military scheme that leads nowhere; it would be easier if the Catholic and Orthodox Churches joined their efforts for this mediation".
Fr. Andrzej Oleinik is a young Moldavian Dehonian priest and Siergiej Babic is a Ukrainian medical student interested in Dehonian religious life. They shared first of all their joy for the opportunity to speak with the Congregation "because we are a family".
The social commitment of many of our communities that have opened their doors to refugees from the Ukraine.
"We do not want to leave our parishioners. We are prepared to survive the next few days": these are the words of Fr. Tadeusz Wołos, superior of the religious community.