Bishop Schlert Joins Head of Ukrainian Church in Marking First Anniversary of the War

In solidarity with the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Bishop Alfred Schlert invites the faithful of the Diocese of Allentown to join in a day of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving on Friday, Feb. 24.

The day will mark the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, causing death and destruction throughout that country.

His Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav, head of the Ukrainian Church, has proclaimed a Solemn Day of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving on Friday, 24 February 2023.

“In solidarity with our Ukrainian brothers and sisters, I invite all of the faithful of the Diocese of Allentown and all people of good will to join the Ukrainian Catholic Church around the world in this spiritual undertaking of intense prayer, fasting, and almsgiving for a singular intention: an end to the war in Ukraine,” Bishop Schlert said.


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