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Christian leaders of former Soviet republics join in plea for peace in Ukraine

Catholic World News - February 28, 2014

Christian leaders from more than a dozen countries formerly belonging to the Soviet bloc have joined in an appeal for peace in Ukraine, the AsiaNews service reports.

As tensions rise in Ukraine, with Russian troops moving into the Crimean region, representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant communities in 13 former Soviet republics signed a statement encouraging “every effort to avoid provocations and to preserve in their hearts true love for the neighbors, for their human dignity and religious beliefs.” The statement was signed by Church leaders from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Estonia.

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