This year Pope Francis has asked everyone, “believers and non-believers”, to make Ash Wednesday a “Day of Fasting for Peace”. And he invited “in a special way” believers to dedicate themselves “intensely” to prayer and fasting.
These are his words: “Every war leaves our world worse than it was before. War is a failure of politics and of humanity, a shameful capitulation, a stinging defeat before the forces of evil.”
Source: “Divine Retreat Centre Goodness TV” Official Youtube channel, March, 02, 2022