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An action that can keep everyone's hopes alive

Pray for peace in Ukraine

CARF encourages its friends, collaborators and benefactors to join Pope Francis' prayer for those affected by the wars in Ukraine and around the world.

For Ukraine and all those who suffer

On February 24, 2022, Russia carried out a military operation against neighboring Ukraine, invading the country. This action has caused more than 1.5 million Ukrainians to flee their homes in search of safety. Not to mention, the numerous losses of human lives for both countries.

Christians cannot remain on the sidelines of this heartbreaking situation for so many people. From CARF, we join Pope Francis' call to pray for peace in Ukraine. But neither can we forget the countless wars in other parts of the world. Pray for peace, for peace throughout the world.

Prayer for Ukraine - Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine

Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine

"Oh Lord, Thou who seest in secret and rewardest us beyond all our expectations.

Listen to the prayers of all those who trust in you, especially of the most humble, of the most tried and tested, of those who suffer and flee under the roar of guns.

Restore peace to our hearts, and give again your peace to our days. Amen.

Appeal for peace in Ukraine and worldwide

"Prayer is the true revolution that changes the world."

The Pope invites all Christians to pray in silence for peace in Ukraine and throughout our world. Francis entrusts to the intercession of the Virgin Mary, and to the conscience of political leaders, every effort for peace.

"The most significant help that can come from abroad is public demonstrations, prayer and financial aid, where possible. Humanitarian aid is also being collected in many countries. To you, friends of Spain and Latin America, I sincerely ask you to pray for an end to the violence in Central Europe forever. Together we will stop the enemy of the world. No to war in Ukraine! No to war!".

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Ihor, 25 years old.

Student from Ukraine at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Scholarship 2022.

"I spent a long time living and studying in Kiev, although I am from another region, and I can say that this city has become my home. There are very friendly and hospitable people. I have many acquaintances and friends from there. So now, in these times of war, I call them very often and write to them to know if everything is all right. I am very worried about their safety and life. The Russian army is now killing civilians and, as you are hearing, is trying to break into our big cities and overthrow the democratic government, putting their collaborators in their place."

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Bohdan Luhovyi, 26 years old.

Student from Ukraine at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Scholarship 2022.

Request of the Holy Mass for peace*.

Requests are sent weekly to the Pontifical Basilica of San Miguel in Madrid. Petitions are collected from Monday to Sunday and these masses are celebrated the following week.

Due to the high volume of petitions it is not possible to name the persons entrusted in the celebration, but be assured that the priest offers to the Lord on his paten each and every one of your petitions.

*It is possible that some Eucharists cannot be retransmitted because they are celebrated in the crypt where there is no transmission equipment.

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