war 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 Dehonians in Ukraine and the Dehonians from Poland help and support the people who are living the drama of war between Russia and Ukraine.
The social commitment of many of our communities that have opened their doors to refugees from the Ukraine.
The expansionist model of Putin's Russia and the refusal of the Orthodox Church in Moscow to characterize the military aggression against Ukraine.
Live from Ukraine and Poland, Dehonians report on war and aid to refugees.
"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.
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".