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USCCB committee chairman calls for humanitarian aid to Ukraine, rues Russian persecution of Church

February 27, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: In a statement marking the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace has called on the US government to “do all that it can to provide much needed humanitarian assistance quickly.”

“There are reports of religious communities, particularly the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, being attacked by Russian forces in territories they have seized,” added Bishop A. Elias Zaidan, the Maronite bishop of Los Angeles. “Over 600 religious structures have been damaged, some occupied by Russian forces and turned into military bases. Clergy have been harassed, persecuted, kidnapped, and even killed.”

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