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Faithful Christians Join Christ on the Front Line in the Battle for Peace

Alexey FurmanA woman prays at the cathedral after the funeral ceremony for Ukrainian officer Ivan Skrypnyk on March 17 in Lviv, Ukraine. The soldier died in a March 13 Russian airstrike on the nearby International Center for Peacekeeping and Security at the Yavoriv military complex.

“Earthly peace is the image and fruit of the peace of Christ, the messianic ‘Prince of Peace.’ By the blood of his Cross, ‘in his own person he killed the hostility,’ he reconciled men with God and made his Church the sacrament of the unity of the human race and of its union with God. ‘He is our peace.’” (CCC 2305)