My heart aches greatly at the worsening situation in Ukraine…
I would like to appeal to everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God’s weapons, with prayer and fasting.
I invite everyone to make Wednesday next 2nd March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace. I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May our Blessed Mother Mary, the Queen of Peace, preserve the world from the madness of war.