As members of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, we express our common concern about the war in Ukraine. Our pain is also increased by the fact that our Hungarian brothers and sisters living in Ukraine are also affected by the war. We sympathise with and share the pain of all those who are suffering in any way as a result of this armed conflict.
We kindly ask everyone to be generous and help all refugees, as far as they can. Caritas Hungary, on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference, has been caring for refugees and people staying in Ukraine from day one. We are grateful to those who have already helped or expressed their willingness to help.
Let us join Pope Francis’ call for prayer and fasting. We ask our brothers in priesthood to pray for peace in all churches, if possible. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)
Budapest, 28 February 2022
Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference