RMG – Letter from the Rector Major regarding the situation in Ukraine

04 March 2022

(ANS - Rome) - In the current circumstances, a message from the Father and Center of Unity of the Salesian Family, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, SDB, regarding the conflict situation in Ukraine, could not but be forthcoming. "We too, as the Salesian Family of Don Bosco, and I personally, on behalf of all the groups, feel the duty to cry 'No to war!', while begging for this conflict to end and asking (and praying) for peace to come soon," the Rector Major says.

In the continuation of the letter, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco reiterates that "the loss of human life can never find justification, since they are the most sacred element of our God's creation. We grieve these deaths. We suffer for so many people who mourn the death of their loved ones."

At the same time, Fr. Á.F. Artime notes that "it is wonderful to see the increasing flow of solidarity, something we want to channel (including with the indications of this letter of mine).

For this reason, in his message the Rector Major gives an account of some of the many solidarity initiatives that have sprung up in Salesian realities already in this first week since the beginning of the conflict, and offers indications for the coordination of activities and for anyone who still wants to make a concrete contribution to support the people victimized by the war.

He ended his letter by asking for fervent prayers to the Lord through Mary Help of Christians, "the Help of Christians, Our Lady of difficult times."

The complete text of the letter is available - in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese - at the bottom of the page.



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