The Secretaries General of the European Justice and Peace Commissions met in Berlin between the 9th and 11th February, as an alternative to the scheduled place of Lviv, which was not considered safe enough due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. In Berlin, we listened to refugees from Ukraine and to organisations supporting them. On Saturday evening we prayed for peace in front of the Russian embassy and on Sunday, we celebrated the Holy Eucharist together with the local Ukrainian Greek-Catholic parish. The unprovoked Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, including bombing terror against the civilian population, war crimes and brutal occupation, has forced over 6 million people to leave their homeland and seek refuge abroad. Moreover, 3.6 million people have been displaced internally.

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