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 […]

“Showing the solidarity of the West with those who suffer in the East” — Lviv Bishop Edward Kawa on his work at Pope For Ukraine

The Technical Secretariat is set to begin its work on September 1. It will continue the cooperation with the Holy See Secretariat in distributing the funds within the framework of Pope For Ukraine Initiative. Edward Kawa, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins, will lead the Technical Secretariat. Pertinent to his appointment, […]

Hanna Hopko thanked Pope Francis for helping children from ATO area

People’s Deputy of Ukraine and Head of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee visited Lisova Zastava children’s camp near Kyiv on July 21. During her visit, Hanna Hopko talked to children from near-front towns. She also thanked camp coordinator Iryna Sazonova for her important work and expressed gratitude to Pope Francis for the financial support. “It […]

Caritas-Spes Kharkiv starts a new medical project for IDPs from Donbas

Religious mission Caritas-Spes Kharkiv of Roman Catholic Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhia is starting a humanitarian medical project as part of Pope for Ukraine Initiative. Under this project, starting from September 01 and till January 31, 2018, IDPs from Donbas who are living in the city of Kharkiv and Kharkiv Region and require medical treatment or financial […]

Hope (Spodivannia) Charitable Foundation in Zaporizhzhia Inspires HIV-Positive Internally Displaced Persons to Live

Improving life quality for HIV-positive internally displaced persons – such was the objective of Inspiring to Live… Project implemented by Hope (Spodivannia) Charitable Foundation in Zaporizhzhia from April to July 2017. Supported by Pope for Ukraine Initiative, the Foundation offers expensive tests for IDP living with HIV/AIDS and creates comfortable conditions for their stay at […]

«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 […]

Christian Rescue Service: “Our mission is to embrace and comfort”

Christian Rescue Service is an ecumenical Christian mission that carries the Gospel values and necessary aid to the hottest spots. Last week Avdiyivka, with 25 000 of residents, including 1 400 children, became such a spot. According to school lists, 1,400 children study in Avdiyivka under constant shelling by pro-Russian militants. In Avdiyivka, as in […]