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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, US Conference of Catholic Bishops President, Issues Statement on Ukraine

March 4, 2014
WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement on Ukraine, March 4, and cited concerns for “current tensions and troubling events which continue to unfold there.” His comments followed a call of Pope Francis that all “endeavor to overcome misunderstandings and build together the future of the nation.”

Statement on the Crisis in Ukraine
By Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville
President, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
March 4, 2014


The bishops of the United States, together with tens of millions of U.S. Catholics of Eastern European descent, join Pope Francis in solidarity and prayers for the people of Ukraine for an end to the current tensions and troubling events which continue to unfold there. We are grateful for the call of Pope Francis, that all “endeavor to overcome misunderstandings and build together the future of the nation.”

The heroic witness of Ukrainian Greek and Latin Catholic leaders, who stand firm for human rights and democracy, gives us hope that peaceful means might prevail to help rebuild civil society.

Over the centuries, Catholics in Ukraine have been severely persecuted, and Catholicism even outlawed. For this reason, we raise our voice in defense of religious liberty in Ukraine, a liberty further threatened by the invasive actions occurring in the country.

Together with my brother bishops, I ask U.S. Catholic communities, gathering for the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, to pray for a peaceful resolution of this crisis, one that secures the just and fundamental human rights of a long-suffering, oppressed people.


Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB President, Issues Statement on Ukraine
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