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Father McShane’s Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine

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Dear Members of the Fordham Family,

I know we are all stunned and horrified by Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in mass dislocation and suffering, and numerous deaths. I ask you to join me in praying for the people of Ukraine, and for those who are thrust into battle.

Pope Francis has called for “those with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war.” He also called on people of all faiths worldwide to unite in a joint supplication for peace on March 2, Ash Wednesday, by praying and fasting.

The University is reaching out to the students of Ukrainian and Russian backgrounds whom we can identify to offer them support and resources. Various departments and offices across the University are also mobilizing resources for members of our community affected by the war. In the meanwhile, below is a list of Fordham offices for anyone who needs assistance.

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Sincerely,

Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Lincoln Center
140 West 62nd Street, Room G-02
Phone: (212) 636-6225

Rose Hill
O’Hare Hall, Basement
Phone: (718) 817-3725

Campus Ministry

Rose Hill
McGinley Center 102
441 E. Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 817-4500
cm@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center
Lowenstein 217
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 636-6267
campusminlc@fordham.edu

University Health Services

health@fordham.edu
Lincoln Center: (212) 636-7160
Rose Hill: (718) 817-4160

Office of Multicultural Affairs
https://www.fordham.edu/info/20908/multicultural_affairs

Office of the Chief Diversity Officer
https://www.fordham.edu/info/29887/diversity_resources

Department of Public Safety
(718) 817-2222

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