Sisters working at the United Nations watched events unfolding with alarm and even incredulity.
“I am forced to look at this flawed organization devoid of any powers to protect ‘We the Peoples of Ukraine’ who are confronted with the military might of President Putin and his ambitions for empire building,” said Sr. Teresa Kotturan of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, who represents the Sisters of Charity Federation at the United Nations.
“The people of Ukraine are to be sacrificed to achieve his goal — erase boundaries and annihilate their identity. It is unconscionable,” she said in a Feb 23 email. “Where is our humanity and solidarity?”
She added: “I am angry, dismayed and saddened; in fact powerless, for advocacy has no room in the face of arrogant military power. Instead, in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, I lift my heart in prayer, begging God to intervene. Miracles can still happen, in the guise of diplomacy.”
Read the full story at the Global Sisters Report.