Bishop Jan Sobilo to Catholics of Ukraine: “As one family, let us stand in solidarity with the war-affected brothers and sisters”

Having visited Donetsk and Luhansk before Christmas together with the Apostolic Nuncio, I would like to share some observations about the life, or rather survival of our brothers and sisters, Greek and Roman Catholics, in the occupied territories. Anyone who has recently traveled to Donetsk or Luhansk, could see people who live there, and know […]

“It was important for Pope Francis that his initiative to help Ukraine united not only Catholics but also all Christians and people of good will”

Pope for Ukraine Humanitarian Initiative, which has already raised more than 10 million euro to help those affected by military action in the East of the country, has entered a new phase. Money raised under the initiative of Pope Francis at all Catholic parishes starting from April 24, 2016 has been delivered to Ukraine to […]

Message of Pope Francis for Ukraine (ua + it)

Message of Pope Francis for Ukraine. After the solemn Holy Mass of Christmas in St. Alexander koncathedral, Apostolic NuncioArchbishop Claudio Gugerotti told the message of the Holy Father Francis to the Ukrainian people, Kyiv, 24 December 2016 (ukrainian & italian languages)

Vulnerable Ukrainians receive Pope’s aid in time for Christmas

(Vatican Radio) Thanks to Pope Francis over 2 million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine will receive a first installment of much needed aid in time for Christmas. A communiqué released by the Papal charitable office ‘Cor Unum’  reveals that about 6 million euros, out of the 12 million that have been […]

Technical Committee of Initiative “The Pope For Ukraine” completes review of project applications for aid from the Vatican

The Technical Committee of Humanitarian Initiative “The Pope for Ukraine,” launched by Pope Francis, has completed the review of project proposals for social, religious and charitable organizations that provide assistance to internally displaced persons and persons affected by military operations in eastern Ukraine. Now the Initiative has passed on to the implementation of projects and […]

Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine visits Catholics of Donetsk and Luhansk

The Apostolic Nunciature in Ukraine has reported that Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti visited the Catholic community of Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic rite in Donetsk and Luhansk from December 16 to 18 2016, as he usually visits different communities on the eve of major religious holidays to convey the greetings and blessing […]

“Protection of human rights is the foundation of papal diplomacy,” – says Vatican Ambassador in Ukraine

On December 13, 2016, Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine His Eminence Claudio Gugerotti met with students and professors of Dragomanov National Pedagogical University. During the two-hour lecture, the Vatican Ambassador answered the participants’ questions and told about the Vatican diplomacy, and Pope Francis’ assistance to Ukraine and Syria.   “The foundation of diplomacy of the Holy […]

Nuncio Gugerotti about visiting the “gray zone”

Immediately upon arrival from the engagement area in early November 2016, His Eminence Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine, was interviewed in a live program “Christianity Today” on Radio Maria. Tatyana Kalynychenko was the interviewer, the answers of the Nuncio were translated by Patryk Olikh OFM, second secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Kyiv. […]

Vatican leaves open the Holy Door of Mercy in Zaporizhzhia

On November 19, faithful of the Roman Catholic Church in Zaporizhzhia gathered in the church for a thanksgiving Mass to mark the end of the Holy Year of God’s Mercy and the ceremony of closing the Holy Door. That day the Apostolic Nunciature reported that the Holy See decided to leave the Holy Door of […]


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 […]