FACT: At the border, we have the army, the police and, on the other hand, crowds of people. There are riots, there are victims. Is this already war?
Father canon Stanisław Gniedziejko: Yes, this is a great confusion. These people are unhappy, they were used by Lukashenka in a barbaric way, they were deceived. They became hostages. In the twenty-first century, human life must not be used for political purposes.
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We are several kilometers from the border. Do parishioners talk to the priest about their concerns?
This is the number one topic in family talks at the moment. People are terrified and concerned about the direction in which this situation will develop. Fortunately, we are well looked after by our uniformed services. We trust them.
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Parishioners want to help refugees?
Here the matter is complicated. We are sensitive to people’s misfortunes, to such and no other treatment, but let the one who led to it respond. If someone comes to me and asks for a slice of bread, I will always give it to my neighbor. Here you need to know for what purposes and intentions they come to us. And whether they are immigrants, because we do not know exactly. Prayer is the weapon of the Church. We trust in God’s help. We pray for a change of human hearts.
The interview was conducted by Dariusz Burliński