Catholic and Protestant Churches in India called for an unconditional ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine in a joint statement released this week.
“Moved by the pain and suffering of the people of Ukraine caused by war, we join world leaders and the leadership of our respective global and regional communions in calling for an unconditional ceasefire,” read the statement released by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, the National Council of Churches of India, and the Evangelical Fellowship of India.
“We uphold the citizens and inhabitants of Ukraine, especially elderly, sick, people with disability, women and children who are the most often among the greatest targets of violence and war,” it added.
“We believe that we have a responsibility to pray for the transformation of leaders who take up arms in anger or revenge. May God’s protection and providence be upon Ukraine and Russia by which the entire region shall experience peace forever,” read the statement.
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