German episcopate joined Pope for Ukraine intiaitive with a 500k euro donation

Ukrainian Greek–Catholic Church Permanent Synode opened its regular session on May 23 in the town of Freising (Germany). The first day of Synod discussions witnessed the meeting between Synod Fathers and Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference. Cardinal Marx asked His Beatitude Sviatoslav, Father and Head of […]

Pope Francis meets with Ukrainian servicemen in Vatican

Pope Francis met with Ukrainian soldiers during his general audience on St. Peter’s Square in Vatican on Wednesday, May 24. “I will not stop praying to the Lord for peace for the dear Ukrainian land,” the Pope pronounced at the end of the general hearing. The Ukrainian military delegation, which participated in the 59th international […]

“We’ve lost everything but not our faith in the triumph of good,” internally displaced man from Pervomaisk says about Pope’s aid

Over the past two months volunteers of Save Ukraine Mutual Aid Centre have given 2,884 adult and children’s food packages and 1,384 children’s diapers packages to those in need, including residents of the frontline area. The beneficiaries are elderly people, people with disabilities, unemployed persons as well as large families and single-parent families. A slightly […]

Caritas Ukraine: Food packages for residents of the “grey zone” in need

We are continuing to distribute food packages in localities of the “grey zone” of Luhansk and Donetsk regions with the support of ICF Caritas Ukraine and Pope for Ukraine initiative. Frontline villages and towns of Luhansk and Donetsk regions are often neglected, a fact that is recognized by the locals – mostly single mothers with […]

Norwegian Refugee Council supplies residents of the “grey zone” with construction materials

On April 25, 2017 international humanitarian organization Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) delivered construction materials to the village of Zolote-4 Popasna District. 29 families received cement, OSB boards, wood, nails, over 1,000 asbestos shingles and plaster to repair houses slightly or moderately damaged during armed conflict in the East of Ukraine. The aid was provided as […]

Pope Francis’ dream realized here in Slovyansk, – Bishop Jan SOBILO (PHOTOS)

On April 24, 2017, a psychological rehabilitation center PROMYR intended for people with trauma of war was opened in Slovyansk. The event gathered many guests not only from Donetsk region. Attending the opening were MPs of Ukraine Hanna Hopko, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights, Chairman of the Initiatives “Pope for Ukraine” Bishop Jan […]

“There is a particularly high need in drugs, as diseases aggravate due to stress”, Olena Onyshchenko comments on the project implemented in Mariupol

In Mariupol, the vouchers for medicines and products have been issued to internally displaced persons since February in the CSO Mariupol Youth Union. The project is funded within the Initiative “Pope to Ukraine”. A hundred of families have received assistance – certificates for medicines equivalent to UAH 1500 and 2000. According to project coordinator Olena […]

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 […]