Il Fiac invita a unirsi alla preghiera di tanti amici che lavorano per la pace in realtà di conflitto. Portiamo in primo piano conflitti spesso dimenticati in Paesi dove c’è l’AC.
Queste tappe ci aiutano a cogliere il significato di “Un minuto per la pace“, iniziativa simbolica che proponiamo dal 2014.
Ribadiamo il “nostro desiderio e il nostro impegno per la pace consapevoli che senza di essa lo sviluppo integrale dell’uomo diventa irragiungibile” (Papa Francesco, 8.01.2018)
UCRAINA – ITALIA
Assemblea Cei: lettera di mons. Shevchuk, “in Ucraina una guerra dimenticata che continua a portare morte e causare una grave crisi umanitaria” con annuncio visita Card. Bassetti
Preghiamo per la pace in UCRAINA – paese osservatore del FIAC
The situate in Ukraine, especially in the Donbas region is very difficult.
A conflict that the Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin defined a ‘forgotten war’. Nobody is speaking about it anymore. The Ukrainian conflict no longer hits the news while “it’s the most serious humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.”
The Holy Father is always close the suffering people during this years of war from 2014.
We remember the appeal of Pope Francis for a collection for Ukraine in the European parishes on 24 April 2018
Letter from His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, on the very difficult situation in Ukraine
And from June 15 to 20. 2016 Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, visited Ukraine. In the eastern city of Zaporizhzhya, he symbolically launched Pope Francis’ humanitarian plan to help Ukrainians affected by the war.
On Sunday 28 in January 2018 Pope Francis visited the Church of Santa Sofia In Rome
During his address Pope Francis noted the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the suffering of the people there saying, “I am here today to tell you all that I am close to you: close with my heart, with my prayers, and when I celebrate Mass.” He then prayed that the weapons of war would be silenced. >>
Video • CNA Catholic News Agency
The Major Archbishop His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk commented: “The Holy Father’s presence among us is an answer to these questions. He is saying ‘you are not alone. God has not forgotten you’A consolation”.
The numbers of the conflict. For the past four years 7% of the territory of Ukraine, extending for 600 thousand square kilometres with 42.5 million inhabitants, has been under occupation. Before the war 5 million inhabitants lived in the eastern Donbass region. Today, as a result of the conflict, figures dropped to 2 million. According to international estimates, Ukraine counts two million internally displaced people, people fleeing war who found shelter inside the Country. “Military clashes are ongoing every day”, remarked the leader of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic community in his tragic account. “Schools have been destroyed and The city of Lugansk is deserted. >>
Our friend from Greek Catholic Church in Kiev sent us some links to have more and updates information
• War in Donbass • Russian military intervention in Ukraine (2014–present)
• Washington post • UKR Inform • Pravda • BBC
• Voices of Ukraine
• Filmmaker Sentsov launches hunger strike untill Russia releases all Ukrainian political prisoners
Preghiamo per la pace in MYANMAR – paese membro del FIAC
Preghiamo per la pace in COLOMBIA – paese membro del FIAC
Preghiamo per la pace in BURUNDI – paese membro del FIAC
“Salvaguardate la pace e l’unità”: appello dei Vescovi in vista del referendum costituzionale del 17 maggio
Les MAC dans la ligne de la Conférence des Évêques sont entrain de travailler beaucoup sur la non violence active.
Intervista a don Salvatore Niciteretse
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