Catholics in Ukraine are afraid to go to Mass

The Catholic Herald published a story yesterday on Catholics in Eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has been marred by violence after protests began against the former president’s refusal to sign a trade deal with the European Union a few months ago. The conflict has since broadened and has sparked multiple secessionist movements.

Recently a priest from the Society of Christ for Poles Abroad was abducted in central Donetsk, a city in Eastern Ukraine. According to the bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia: “Local Catholics are living in conditions of great danger — the terrorists are doing what they like and shooting at people indiscriminately.”

So in our prayers let us not forget the plight of our Catholic sisters and brothers in Ukraine.





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