Over 4 000 hours of free psychotherapy for children and adults – psychologists helped people harmed by the war in Sloviansk within the framework of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action

Citizens of Sloviansk Donetsk region remember the Spring and Summer 2014 very well: fights, occupation, curfew… Empty supermarkets, disactivated ABMs, marauding, suspended schools, nurseries, no electricity and no water… Fear, that citizens of this city faced, can hardly be described. Taking into account the need of not only physical assistance but also psychological recovery for […]

Norwegian Refugee Council helped families from the front-line Luhansk region within the framework of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action

Almost every 24 hours within the front-line villages and towns are accompanied by cannonade of the heavy artillery, however local citizens have already got used to it during four years of military activities. The front-line has separated small populated areas from big ones, therefore they have also become separated from any access to social, medical […]

Results of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action have just been presented to more than one hundred young priests and vicars from Italy

A delegation of more than one hundred young Italian priests, episcopal vicars and priests responsible for clergy formation, headed by Archbishop-metropolite of Milan Archdiocese Mario Delpini, has visited meeting devoted to the results of work of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action in Kyiv. Guests were warmly greeted by the Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, Archbishop Claudio […]

On the results of work of the medical teams in the near-front line area: a growing number of people turn with diabetes, cerebral atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease – this is a sad “result” of war actions

For two long years citizens of the near-front line villages have been using an access to the medical services due to the various programs of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action. One of such programs is an introduction of medical teams with high qualified medical experts of the “Hippocrates” Greek medical center, that four times a […]

SOS Children’s Villages on work within the framework of the “Pope for Ukraine” Action: in the context of the war, families need both material as well as psychological aid

Millions of women, men and children in the east of Ukraine try their best to survive during this longtime four-year conflict. Almost 200 thousand people live in the everyday fear of shooting. Interference within the access to the critical objects and the fall of the life necessities mean that almost 3.4 million people cannot satisfy […]

Pope Francis could join the Norman format – Vatican Embassador

During four years of war in Donbas Pope Francis spoke about Ukraine very often – he mentioned a lot of applications, appeals, wishes and suggestions, addressed to ordinary people as well as to people authorized to make decisions. The Pontiff hold number of meetings with leaders of countries and parliaments, where he also stressed situation […]

Fuel from “Pope for Ukraine” initiative warms hearts

The word ‘zone’ has always had a negative connotation, associating with the lack of freedom. Although the current situation added to ‘zone’ words ‘grey’, ‘buffer’ and ‘ATO’, its meaning remained the same. For those who live in villages and towns close to the boundary line, it is also a place of captivity. Perhaps, people really […]

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 […]