The Board of the Council General International, meeting in Paris on March 5, 2022, expresses its full solidarity to the people of Ukraine and deplores all the human suffering caused by this no sense war.

The world is suffering, once again, from yet another war between neighbouring peoples. The absence of diplomacy and lack of dialogue have led humanity to yet another bloody conflict, with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

From the beginning, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul International has been in contact with our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, trying to seek for information. The priority at this moment is to assess the most urgent needs and to find the safest ways to send the aid to them.

To read the 4 resolutions from the CGI on their response to this crisis and how to make a Conference or personal donation, please click here: 2022 03 CGI Ukraine Resolution Proposal with Scotland NB

The Council General International proposes that at all Conference meetings while this conflict continues would include a special prayer for those suffering in Ukraine and for a speedy end to hostilities, and for the victims of violence and injustice everywhere. Members might remember this intention in their personal prayer also. We pray with Pope Francis and with all Vincentian Family that Mary, Queen of Peace, preserve the world from the madness of war.