“I invite the faithful in the Diocese of San Jose and people of good will to join Pope Francis and me in offering our prayer and fasting on Ash Wednesday, March 2, for peace.  Let us pray for Ukraine in a special way, that as the people there endure unspeakable anxiety, loss, and suffering, they may not lose hope in the God who knows suffering.  May perpetrators of violence heed the call to peace and respect for human life and dignity.”

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Peace.

Pope calls for day of prayer, fasting for peace in Ukrain. Source: Catholic News Service