Pop’s Initiative is once again financing the support and rehabilitation program for children of the war in “Forest layland” camp

“Right for life” Charitable Fund within the framework of “Pope for Ukraine” Action has just started the second wawe of the support and rehabilitation program for children of the war in “Forest layland” camp. From January, 2 to February, 28, 180 children from the front-line territories (aged 7-17) will receive psychological support, recovery, relaxation and […]

Military childhood: how to restart parental potential

In every country a military conflict leads to the fall of parental potential. For different reasons, but firstly because of the sudden decline of the living conditions, parents are struggling even harder at fulfilling their duties. As a result, it often leads to the family disruption and growing chances for a child to become an […]

“This is a black gold…Thank you so much!”. Citizens of the front-line Krasnohorivka and Mariinka thank for a possibility to celebrate New Year in warmth

From the early morning on Liudmyla Petrivna, 65 years old, has been waiting for a car with wood briquettes. She lives in the closes to the front-line Telmanov street in Mariinka, reached for four years already by shatters from heavy-gun armament as well as random bullets. Behind the gardens one can see already uncontrolled by […]

“Pray and find a way to bring peace. Because peace is in your hands as well”

His Excellence Archbishop Claudio Gudgerotti during his sermon on the Christmas Eve, December, the 24th, mentioned those whose Christmas is saddened by war. He also said a few words on “Pope for Ukraine” Action, that connects catholic church closely with everyone in need. “…there’s one thing, giving me a heaving of heart. A week ago […]

The registration for medical checkup for internally relocated persons has just started in Kyiv: 978 people will receive examination and 100 people – dental help

Today within the “Pope for Ukraine” action, the Association ”Emmanuil” international public organisation is launching the beneficiaries registration for free medical-consulting aid to the internal migrants and people living in the ATO zone. The registration started on the 5th of December, 2017. The registration is to end on the 28th of February, 2018. It is […]

Citizens of 20 villages in mariupol direction will receive heating brimettes from the “Pope for Ukraine” Action

The Vatican charitable action is continuing to ensure citizens of the front-line zone with heating briquettes, in cooperation with the “Christian Rescue Service” charitable fund. Starting from the 1st of December 2017, citizens of 20 villages in mariupol direction will welcome warmth to their homes. We are speaking in particular about: Berdianske, Sopino, Pionerske, Prymorske, […]

Opening of the new school gym in the front-line Novoluhansk

There has been opened a new gym in the secondary school level I through III, on the 22nd of November at 11:00 a.m. in the front-line Novoluhansk of the Bakhmut district of the Donetsk region. The opening was visited by His Excellency Auxiliary Bishop of the Lviv Archidiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, the Head […]

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 […]