Is Polish church involved in politics too much?
But not only. It also deals with other problems. E.g,, the latest statement about the invasion of Ukraine, today we could hear it during the mass service.
Polish Bishops say:
In connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on behalf of the Polish Bishops' Conference, I strongly condemn the actions of Russia and Vladimir Putin as an unacceptable and shameful act of barbarity
, directed against the sovereignty and independence of an independent state.
At the same time - together with the entire Church in Poland - I express my solidarity with all Ukrainians, both in Poland and in Ukraine, assuring them of our closeness, prayer and readiness to help.
In connection with the request of the Holy Father Francis, I am asking Bishops and all the faithful to celebrate Ash Wednesday in the Church in Poland as a day of fasting and prayer for peace and solidarity with Ukraine. I am asking every church and parish in Poland to pray for peace, and for the Ukrainians, that the Lord will refresh their hearts in the present tragic situation.
As the Church in Poland, we also want to come to our brothers with material help, which is why I appeal to organize a collection of victims into cans after each Holy Mass, both on this Sunday and on Ash Wednesday, which - through Caritas Polska - will be used to help war refugees from Ukraine. The help of the Catholic Church in Poland will be provided successively and systematically through our charitable institutions - parish, diocesan and national - including the Team for Aid to the Church in the East at the Polish Episcopal Conference.
Moreover, I am asking all believers and people of good will to be open towards those in need.
I entrust the fate of Ukraine and Poland to the Queen of Peace, assuring everyone of my spiritual closeness and prayer.