Archeparchy of Philadelphia joined the “Ukrainian Days” advocacy event in DC

“Ukraine Washington Days” advocacy event held on June 9-10 was an opportunity to meet with Members of Congress and acquaint them with the concerns for increased security assistance for Ukraine, continued strong sanctions against Ukraine’s enemies, and support for humanitarian programs to aid Ukrainians afflicted by the war.

Metropolitan Borys Gudziak joined the event which started with a short prayer near the Holodomor memorial in DC. He asked to pray for the Ukrainian military who defend the innocent and the civilians who are killed in a genocidal intent. “Every day Ukrainians are giving their life for freedom and dignity,” said the Archbishop.

During the advocacy day Metropolitan has met Brand Ramsay, foreign policy expert for Senator Chris Coons, staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and representative of Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office.

While in DC, Metropolitan Borys held meetings with Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington Mario Eduardo Dorsonville, who heads the USCCB Committee on Migration, Migration and Refugee Services executive director Bill Canny and his collaborators, as well as with Sister Donna Markham, president of Catholic Charities USA and her associates.