It`s been a year since Russia launched a full scale invasion in Ukraine. We experienced a lot of suffering, a lot of sadness. The lives of young people who have sacrificed their lives on the altar of their homeland, defending the freedom of their country, have been taken. Many people suffer constantly. Many people have lost their homes, lost their loved ones. They went into the unknown. They are in a wonder. Many people were injured there. Many people mutilated, missing an arm, leg or other body parts. But there are also people of goodwill who rushed to help. Among them are the Knights of Columbus, our conferences in Poland, our Brothers, Knights in America, in the United States, who help each day through prayer, but also through humanitarian aid.
Siobhan`s Trast are feeding poor children at schools in Scotland. Since the war started, this organization has been coming to Ukraine in order to reach destroyed cities and refugees. They prepare hot pizza in vans. On February 2, volunteers Joe Roberts from England and Fin Riddel from Scotland gathered refugees in the parish house of John Paul II in Lviv, who are living there and throughout the city. Lviv resident Olexander Kryvzun also helped them.
The 95-year-old Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away on Saturday at 9:34 AM in his residence at the Vatican`s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has returned to the Father’s House.
Days pass, and it may seem that the events surrounding the war in Ukraine recede into the background. However, the war continues, and the topic of peace for us is both desirable and irritating simultaneously. That is why young people from different European countries met to look for ways to peace.