SA Council of Churches supports papal mediation in Russia-Ukraine conflict

South Africa

Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches said it supports the prospect of Pope Francis mediating the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.

The Vatican announced on Monday it was ready to facilitate talks between Russia and Ukraine.

The SACC said it stands in full support of mediation.

It has also echoed the Pope’s call for Christians to observe a fast on Wednesday.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has written to Pope Francis to express the support of the SACC and its member churches.

 

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