Pushing the boundaries

It may seem to someone that European countries are not interested in helping those who were hit by the war in the East of Ukraine. But having discovered the “Pope for Ukraine” Initiative of the Holy Father it becomes obvious that it doesn’t fit into the European idea of “deeply concerned” that continues to irritate […]

25°С: charitable movie marathon

“Emmanuil” mercy association as our partners who installed boilers and heating systems last winter in Krasnohorivka, within the Action programme of the Holy Father Francis, have started a new wave of mercy directed at the home-fuel procurement.  The Association comes forward with the initiative of raising 108 thous. UAH for fuel briquettes for 20 families […]

Rescue of life

During the last three years Ukraine is in crisis, which is caused by the protracted conflict and active hostilities along the сontact line. Around three million people in Eastern Ukraine have become hostages of circumstances, that led to decline in standard living of local population. It has been estimated that in  East of Ukraine of […]

When there is warmth, there is good:  The Christian Rescue Service within the Pope for Ukraine Initiative provided wood briquettes in 30 villages of the “grey zone”

What else could one person  give another apart from a little warmth? And what was more than that? (Erich Maria Remarque)     Notwithstanding the fact that the wood briquettes distribution project within the Pope for Ukraine Initiative was accomplished a couple months ago, the Christian Rescue Service continues to receive messages of appreciation from the […]

Thank you for not abandoning us in need! Harvest festival

Partnership of the “Emmanuil” mercy Association and “Pope for Ukraine” Initiative is realised through various projects in residential areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. A couple of projects have already been accomplished and we can draw up the balance sheet!         The “Seed” project (“food for every day”) started this spring. Families […]

Kharkiv IDPs Receive Help from the Pope

Hope Station Project has come to an end. It was implemented with the help of Kharkiv Station Charitable Foundation and Pope for Ukraine Initiative. With the help of the project 1,174 families received food vouchers (2,000), 356 families received money to pay rent and utilities bills. 583 persons got medical help (medications, medical products, a […]


The Pope receives the Apostolic Nuncio in a private audience

On the 7th October, 2017 at 11.30am , His Holiness Pope Francis received H.E. Mons. Claudio Gugerotti, the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine in a private audience. During the meeting, the Holy Father wanted to be fully informed about the political, ecclesial and ecumenical situation in Ukraine, showing particular interest in those who are suffering from […]

«Emmanuel» Association received 500,000 EUR grant from «Pope for Ukraine» Initiative

Charitable Fund «Pope for Ukraine» Initiative provided 500,000 EUR grant to Emmanuel Charity Association for implementation of projects aimed at providing help and restoration of conflict-affected population of eastern Ukraine. Galina Kucher, the head of Emmanuel’s Social Projects Department, and Yelena Kulygina, press-secretary of the Charitable Fund «Pope for Ukraine» Initiative, shared the details of this cooperation […]

Voice of Ukraine: Piatykhatky Residents Receive Humanitarian Aid

Caritas Kryvyi Rih workers delivered humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons who settled in Piatykhatky, Donetsk Region. Head of the Foundation – Father Ivan Talailo, himself lived in Donetsk for two years. He is now living in Kryvyi Rih where he serves as Rector of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker Cathedral. As part of […]

AB Jurkovič calls for ‘far-sighted’ agreement on migration

The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič addressed a consultation conference on Monday, preparing for the way for an international agreement on migration and human rights. The agreement, known as a ‘global compact’ aims to draw up a list of principles and commitments addressing all aspects of international migration. At […]

Ricostruire i ponti in Ucraina

La carità del papa non si esprime solo a parole, ma anche con gesti concreti di aiuto. Così è per l’Ucraina. Sono gocce nel mare, ma sono piccoli passi che fanno ritornare la pace. La testimonianza del nunzio Gugerotti, ambasciatore del papa nel Donbass. Il nunzio apostolico in Ucraina dal novembre 2015 è monsignor Claudio […]

Vatican to hold conference on Populorum Progressio

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has released a communique about an international conference to reflect on the 1967 encyclical Populorum Progressio. Entitled “Prospects for service to integral human development: fifty years since Populorum Progressio“, the conference takes place on 3-4 April in the Vatican’s Synod Hall. It aims “to study the theological anthropological and […]

Bishop Jan Sobilo tells about distributing Pope’s aid in eastern Ukraine

“For over six months the committee is working in the east of Ukraine,” sayd Bishop Jan Sobilo. “We help the neediest, as Pope Francis requested, especially those affected by the war that is ongoing in eastern Ukraine. First and foremost are products, food, medicine and shelter. We are trying to find apartments and pay for […]

How the Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” distributes 16 million euros

                                  The Initiative “Pope for Ukraine” is running at full speed. Projects have been examined, aid is being distributed and the projects are being implemented now. The Technical Committee of the Initiatives is visiting settlements along the demarcation, attending […]